Squier Vintage Modified '70s Stratocaster (SSS) Solidbody Electric Guitar (Discontinued)


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Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster '70s

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The Squier Vintage Modified '70s Stratocaster appeared on our now defunct recommended list for Electric Guitars for Beginners from May 2019 until September 2019 when it was removed due to a lack of availability.


The Stratocaster is easily one of the most familiar electric guitar designs ever, made popular by iconic guitarists but used just as much by aspiring rockers. With so many clones and variations available, the Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster '70s stand out in terms of ratings, thanks to it being a licensed and good quality reproduction of strats from the 1970s.

It starts off with a classic double cutaway body, crafted from basswood, paired with carved maple neck and a '70s era style headstock. Squier equipped it with three Duncan designed singlecoil pickups that replicate the sound of vintage strats at a more cost-effective price point. Completing its features is a vintage style synchronized tremolo.


  • Body: Basswood
  • Finish: Metallic Gold (pictured), Cardinal Red, Ebony, Pelham Blue, Ebony
  • Bridge: Tune-o-matic and Stopbar Tailpiece
  • Pickups: 3 Duncan Designed SC-101 Single-Coil Pickups
  • Neck: Maple
  • Scale Length: 25.5”
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5”
  • Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Width: 1.65”
  • Controls: 2-volume, 2-tone
  • Pickup Selector: 3-way toggle switch
Unfortunately this Stratocaster is no longer in production, so if you're looking for an alternative then take a look at our guide to The Best Electric Guitars Under $500.