Squier 51 Review

The Squier 51 is a new offering from the “vintage modified” series which blends timeless designs with new innovations.

Available for 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.

Don’t however 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?

A great value for money offering from Squier.

By Ernest H Slade