Fender Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster w/ Hard Case, Duncans, & Fresh Setup
Availability: In Stock
Condition: Manufacturer Refurbished
Every working guitarist needs a Strat as part of their sonic arsenal. From Buddy Holly through Stevie Ray, the Stratocaster has been one of the defining voices in popular music. So, if you still don't have a Strat in your collection, this Vintage Modified example has all of the classic style of a vintage Stratocaster, but with a few different features thrown in to give it an expensive look and feel. The enduring look and shape of Leo's classic design are readily evident in the Vintage Modified Strat, but the addition of hotter Duncan Designed pickups make it more functional for today's player. The dark rosewood fretboard, and chrome hardware give it the vibe, playability, and tone of its much more expensive siblings.
Like early Fenders, this Strat sports a basswood body, a maple neck, and a 9-1/2" radius rosewood fretboard. The traditional maple neck has the requisite "skunk stripe" and is tinted so it doesn't have that cold look of a new instrument. The parchment dot inlays, and aged pickup covers all add to the vintage vibe. The instantly recognizable Strat tone is managed with a trio of hot Duncan Designed single-coil pickups for clear, bright Strat sounds and the perfect amount of sustain. Notice the staggered polepieces...yeah, these PUPs are good. A vintage-style synchronized tremolo rounds out the feature set.
From top to bottom, the Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster features vintage touches that make this guitar feel like an old friend from the past. It's got an authentic '70s-style headstock that is larger than the modern model, and its vintage-style hardware looks period-correct too.That includes the "clipped wing" inline tuners and 6-point Synchronized tremolo. Of course, it has a 5-way switch, so all of those "quack tones" are right at your fingertips.
Included with your guitar is a new Gator hard case.The Gator GWE-Elec is a hard-shell wood case specifically designed to safely transport the Fender Stratocaster. The GWE-Elec is constructed using ultra-durable plywood that is ready to stand up to years of use...and abuse. The black Tolex exterior covering creates a moisture-resistant, rugged home for your prized guitar and the ergonomic handle offers a comfortable grip, perfectly balancing the weight of your instrument. Inside, a thick plush lining keeps your guitar cushioned against impact and includes a spacious interior accessory compartment to organize your favorite guitar accessories, while providing additional neck support. A trio of chrome plated lockable latches secure the case and keep prying eyes at bay.
This guitar is 100% free of any player's wear and needed no refurbishing. It is discounted because of one tiny finish blemish that is next to the "B" string's intonation screw. It can be seen in the closeup, but is invisible to the eye when viewed from a couple of feet away.
About Our Setup:
This guitar played "well enough to sell" when it arrived here at LightSpeed Music. Still, I have just given it a complete "post factory" setup. First, the truss rod was checked and adjusted. Then the frets were leveled crowned and polished. These first two steps allowed me to lower the bridge and nut, and yet, still keep it completely buzz free. The fretboard was conditioned and the nut slots were lubed and polished. The electronics were tested and then given a protective application of contact cleaner and lube. Everything was snugged up and the guitar was polished. It received a fresh set of S.I.T. Power Wound strings gauged .010" to .046" and then the intonation was set. Now, this guitar plays very well and will please even the most demanding professional.
Why Buy From LightSpeed Music?
The pictures shown in the listing are of the actual instrument you will receive. Every piece of wood is unique, and you deserve to see exactly what you are buying. We know that buying musical gear online is hard, so we welcome any questions you have. If you would like an "in hand" description or you need more details, please call us at 618-719-2392. We are here to assist you M-F from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM Central time.
This instrument was inspected and tested at our supplier, in the USA. Final checking, polishing and setup are performed here, in our shop. Fender requires our supplier to mark “used” on the back of the headstock and assign it a new serial number. It's a big internet, and we know you have many choices. As such, we are thankful for the thousands of musicians that have chosen us, and hope to be able to add you to our family.
Fender Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster Specifications:
Neck: Maple w/ Walnut Skunk Stripe
Neck Profile: Fender "C"
Inlays: Parchment Dots
Scale Length: 25-1/2"
Number of Frets: 21
Nut Width: 1-5/8"
Bridge/Tailpiece: Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo
Tuners: Chrome Tuners
Pickups: 3 ea Duncan Designed SC-101 Single-Coil
Controls: Master Volume, 2 ea Tone, 5-Way Pickup Selector
Finish: Gloss Vintage Blonde w/ Tinted Clear Gloss Neck
Truss Rod: 2-Way Adjustable
Included: New Gator Hard Case
Manufacturer Part Number: 0301205507