The Squier Vintage Modified 51 electric guitar is famed for being one of the few original designs created by Squier. They are widely known for making cheaper replicas of the popular and more expensive Fender guitars and basses. This reissued ’51 delivers all of the versatility and benefits of the original model, offering you a vintage feel with a contemporary sound.
This classic features a C-shaped profile on a solid basswood body, and its deep double-cutaway design gives you easy access to the highest frets. The neck is satin finished maple, with a fretboard to match, delivering resonant sound and extraordinary string performance with the help of its 21 medium jumbo frets.
Features of the Squier Vintage Modified 51
Designed to provide outstanding tonal versatility, the Squier ‘51 is equipped with a unique SH pickup configuration, rotary pickup selector and push-pull coil tap. Unlike a dual humbucker pickup, the single humbucker on this guitar produces crisp and clear tones with each strum.
The single-pickup also allows you to connect to a pre-amp for enhanced quality of sound. This makes the Squier Vintage Modified 51 ideal for playing country music, the emphasis on midrange sound, also makes the SH humbucker popular among blues players.
The inclusion of medium-jumbo frets on the Squier Vintage Modified 51 work well to enhance the quality of sound produced by this guitar. These frets consist of thicker wire, thus placing the top of the fret further away from the board.
This gives you an advantage by making it easier for you to move your fingers further down the gap to the side of the string.
String placement is also an important factor to consider when it comes to guitar performance. The frets on this guitar make it easy for you to place sideways pressure on the string for enhanced sound quality.
The Squier Vintage Modified 51 has two pickups. There’s an open-coil humbucker at the bridge, and a standard Strat single-coil pickup at the neck. The master volume control knob also doubles as a push/pull coil-split to turn your humbucker into a single-coil at the bridge position.
You can choose which pickups take the lead with a quick turn of a second control knob that operates as a three-way rotary selector.