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Squier Guitars of 2012
Not such a far cry from the Fender name, the Squier brand is too featuring five new guitars at the upcoming Summer NAMM. Introducing the Vintage Modified line which includes a new Jaguar, a Jazzmaster, a Mustang, and two new Telecasters.
Vintage Modified Jaguar
TThe Vintage Modified Jaguars is built out of basswood, complimented by either a tortoiseshell or a 3-ply white/black/white pickguard, with a 22-fret maple neck and rosewood fretboard. Sticking with chrome for the hardware it uses vintage-style tuners and a vintage-style tremolo bridge with non-locking floating vibrato.
With Duncan Design as their progenitor the Jaguar uses a JG-101B single-coil pickup in the bridge position and a JG-101N single-coil in the neck position, both swayed by the inspiration of the array of designated pickup slider switches, circuit selectors, and the pair of volume knobs and tone knobs.
Vintage Modified Jazzmaster
The Vintage Modified Jazzmaster sports a basswood body, available with either the tortoiseshell or the 3-ply white/black/white pickguards, a 21-fret maple neck and rosewood fretboard. It features vintage-style chrome tuners as well as a vintage-style tremolo with non-locking floating vibrato.
With Duncan Design on their side Squier has loaded the Jazzmaster with a JM-101B single-coil Alnico 5 pickup in the bridge position and a JM-101N single-coil Alnico 5 single-coil pickup in the neck position, both of which can be bent to your will with the aid of the pickup slider switches, the circuit selectors, and the master tone and master volume knobs.
Vintage Modified Mustang
The Vintage Modified Mustang makes its miracles come to life with basswood, donned by either a white pearloid or tortoiseshell pickguard, as the representative body wood and a 22-fret maple neck with a rosewood fretboard. The chrome vintage style tuners flaunt white tips while the equally chrome floating bridge features a Dynamic Vibrato tailpiece.
By the powers of Duncan Design the Mustang uses an SC-101B single-coil pickup in the bridge position and an SC-101N in the neck position, both controlled by the designated phase slider switchesas well as the master volume and master tone knobs.
Vintage Modified Telecaster Deluxe
The Vintage Modified Telecaster Deluxe fully utilizes a basswood body with a gloss polyester finish and a 21-fret maple neck and fretboard donning a Stratocaster style headstock. Decorated in chrome hardware it uses vintage-style tuners and a string-through-body six saddle bridge.
Between the three-way pickup switch and the two volume knobs and two tone knobs for you should in theory be able to get any tone you want, provided you’re seeking the tone of a Telecaster that breaks convention with two Wide Range humbuckers.
Vintage Modified Telecaster Custom
The Vintage Modified Telecaster Custom features a basswood body with a 21-fret maple neck and fretboard. With all chrome hardware the strings run through the body over a three saddle bridge up to vintage-style tuners. The Tele uses two volume knobs and two tone knobs to toggle and tweak the Duncan Designed TE-101B single-coil pickup and the Wide Range humbucker at the neck.
Thinking about picking up a new Telecaster? Jameson got his hands dirty with a few Teles and compared them bang for buck here.