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Squier Affinity Series Stratocaster Electric Guitar
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A full-blown, weeping, screaming, rocking Strat with a phenomenal price tag.

The Squier Affinity Series Stratocaster Electric Guitar has a proud heritage and a sweet price. The contoured solid alder body is the same world-renowned style that fueled the fires of Hendrix, Clapton, SRV, and thousands more. Pure vintage tone comes pounding out of 3 biting single-coil pickups, taking on flavor from a classic rocking tremolo and 5-way switching. Genuine die-cast tuners provide unprecedented tuning stability in this price range. The headstock is the classic '70s "big" style. The maple neck plays fast and feels great. When you trade up, your Affinity Series Strat will be worth far more than any no-name copy.

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Squier Affinity Series Stratocaster Electric Guitar Features:

  • Contoured solid alder body
    Die-cast tuners
    Maple neck
    Classic '70s "big" headstock
    Vintage 6-screw rocking trem
    Rosewood fingerboard
    21 frets
    3 single-coil pickups
    5-way switching
    One volume, 2 tone controls
    Single-ply white pickguard

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  • Not what I expected

    As reviewed by Clone on 10/29/2008

    As a Gibson/Epiphone player from the start, I've never had much respect for the stratocaster. I thought that the whammy bar was a nice sales gimmick and its bolt on neck, 21 frets, and odd input jack nothing more than a joke. So, when I went into the local pawn shop to pick up a guitar that I could just fiddle around with, I was kind of sad that the only thing in my very small price range was a black, 2007 squier affinity stratocaster. I fiddled around with it, paid for it, and took it home. I then plugged it in. When you have such low standards, you expect to be blown away. But this destroyed all of my low opinions. The whammy worked wonders; you really have to abuse it to put it out of tune. The bolt-on neck doesn't get in the way, in fact, the cutaway style makes it comfortable. The single coil pickups get a nice clean, although they don't get quite the same distortion as humbuckers. All in all, I would reccomend this to any starter, or intermediate in need of a beater. This guitar will take all of your abuse and walk away screaming for more. Although I still hold Epiphone in a higher regard than Squier, I definitely give Squier their props for desgning such a nice guitar at entry-level. If I can get great sound out of a used beater, you can surely learn on a new one. If you're just learning guitar, this would definitely make a nice starter piece. Keep on rockin'!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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  • My second guitar

    As reviewed by Rick Shank on 2/24/2010

    Originally I had ended up with a B.C. Rich guitar in 2004 it was used and I thought it was aweomse and I didnt even choose it then i started to not care for guitar and it sat for about a year and i picked it up again. I was beginning to dislike the guitar so I went out and bought this guitar in a pack. The amp means absolutley nothing to me its nice but I care for teh guitar more. I got my squier affinity in 2006 because I wanted a better guitar and I loved the strat design. Its now 4 years later and I still have the guitar and each day the bond grows stronger. I have written sevreal reviews on this guitar this is my most recent. After five years I know what a strat should sound like and play like so I think I know what I am talking about when I say this guitar is great. Its is a great beginners guitar the stock pickups are fine for the price as well. However it hadnt been setup right for years and I finally got to setting it up its great now. I lowered the action adjusted the intonation put on a pair of 11s for the first time (big switch for me I always use 10 gauge.) The tremolo actually stays in tune pretty good even if you divebomb you just have to have the guitar setup right before you do. If you use the tremolo then dont use anything above 10 gauge strings because it goes out of tune quick if you use anything above 10. The neck is okay it isnt shaped like it should be but I got used to it. I am getting ready to put new pickups in it even though I am getting a new strat or even a les paul ( the real gibson) This guitar is worthy to the experts although most experts dont give any guitar under 800 dollars a chance. Anyways all I am trying to say is that this is the best beginners guitar you can find for the price. do yourself a favor buy it when your a beginner upgrade it later and never let it go.

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  • Great guitar for the money!!!

    As reviewed by Eric C....not Clapton on 6/5/2011

    I've been playing guitar for about 20 years, by no means Steve Vai virtuoso, but I do know my way around the neck. I own a 1994 American Standard strat and seriously can tell you that they both sound ver similar. I was looking for a 200 dollar beater guitar and tried almost all guitars in that price range and can honestly tell you that this one sounded the best. Yes single coil pickups are noisy..they are on my American strat, however they give you a bright and clear punch that can handle a multitude of genres. Most of the guitars in that price range have very muddy pickups. Any guitar can sound great in the right hands...there is no substitute for lessons and building the chops. This guitar matched up to a line 6 spider 4 can give you some great sounds and keep you learning for under 300 bucks. For experienced players..just try one you'll be impressed and using it at your next gig...that is if you ego will let you! I bought the tobacco burst with maple fretboard. Pretty guitar and nice wood grain...all yours for under 200 American....get one before fender raises the price!!

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