|Squier 51 Review
51 is a new offering from the “vintage modified” series which
blends timeless designs with new innovations.
an absurdly low price this great little guitar has the ’51
Precision Bass look transplanted, onto a Stratocaster body
and Telecaster neck.
The 51 features
a single coil pickup in the neck with a humbucker in the bridge
which can be coil tapped by pushing up on the volume control.
A rotary 3-way
control is used in place of a switch and allows selection
of the three pickup configurations.
Sounds are a cross
between a Tele and a Strat, the bridge humbucker sounds sparkly
and powerful and a thinner Tele bridge type tone is obtained
with the coil-tap.
expect a Custom shop model here, the fret ends are slightly
sharp, and the thick pickguard,
is going to be the first to go, but who can fault the 51 at
a price point cheaper than your average tweed case?
great value for money offering from Squier.
By Ernest H Slade