2013 Squier VM ? FSR?

Discussion in 'Squier Vintage Modified models' started by coprod, May 22, 2020.

  1. coprod

    coprod Squier-Meister

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    Screenshot_20200519-082859_Messenger.jpg Screenshot_20200519-082846_Messenger.jpg I have an opportunity to pick up a 2013 Indonesian Squier 70s VM?...originally listed as a CV.
    Asking $150 haven't seen it in person. Bit of a drive but he is holding it for me.
    Only damage is the trem arm was broken off in the trem block.

    Any issues with this year to look for, good or bad?
    Seems to be a good price but I was originally looking for a CV.
    Thanks
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  2. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

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    Fender says...

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  3. IronSchef

    IronSchef Dr. Squier

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    Flew here on my Dragonfly
    Thats a VM Strat w/ the Duncan Designed pickups. Really nice guitars
     
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  4. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    This is a VM Strat - not 70s, more like 60s. It was just called 'Vintage Modified Stratocaster'. Same specs as 70s ones only these have just ONE string tree....same Duncan Designed SC-101 pickups.....

    These were $300 new so usually about $200 used in the USA
     
  5. coprod

    coprod Squier-Meister

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    Thanks for the info....Drew, where did you access that? Fender.com?

    So what makes this different from the Classic Vibe, just pick ups?
     
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  6. SpeedKing

    SpeedKing Squier-holic

    Apr 9, 2015
    UK
    And body wood. The old Chinese CVs were Alder and the Indonesian VMs were Basswood. Indian ones were Cedar I think.

    There are also differences in the hardware but these are slight. The only issue with some of the old VMs was 2 3/16 saddles fitted when 2 1/16 is what is required for the import bridge size. Basically it meant some VMs had saddles that wouldn't align properly but you can see in the photos when that's the case.

    If the arm is snapped in the block the usual solution (and decent upgrade) is to drop the full sized block and bridge assembly from a 2006-2018 MIM standard strat in there. Direct easy and cheap swap.
     
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  7. DougMen

    DougMen Squier-holic

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    Good guitar, especailly for $150. It has a nice glossy neck with rosewood board, that's a bit beefier than the CV necks, and it isn't tinted like they are. The Indian ones had different body wood and the small headstock, but these Indonesian ones have the larger late 60s headstock. They came in Blonde and Sunburst, but before they were discontinued SW had some in colors exclusive to them. I think they were Sonic Blue and some sort of white. I don't remember if it was Olympic White or Vintage White. I'd love to get a hold of one of the Sonic Blue ones. It looks like that one has the too wide saddles, judging by the pics. The high E looks too close to the edge of the fretboard.
     
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  8. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

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  9. I had a VM 70's with ONE string tree, and the one I currently own has TWO string trees.
    I guess on the build line, a regular VM neck was put on a VM 70's body.

    One string tree.
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    Two string trees
    VM70-2.jpg


    Cheers, Barrie.
     
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  10. Actually Cedro wood which is similar to Mahogany, and not at all like "Cedar" as we know it in the northern hemisphere.
    Cheers, Barrie.
     
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