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Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar  

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The Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar is the quintessential rockabilly, blues, and country solidbody. This is a modern Telecaster with the same classic shape it had in the '50s! Covere... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar is the quintessential rockabilly, blues, and country solidbody. This is a modern Telecaster with the same classic shape it had in the '50s! Covered die-cast chrome machine heads provide tuning stability unheard-of in this price range. Maple fretboard on a classic maple neck and solid alder body. 2 single-coil pickups with 3-way switch, and volume and tone controls. A genuine Squier by Fender means the Affinity Series Telecaster will have good resale value.

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  • Alder body
  • Maple neck and fretboard
  • 2 single-coil pickups
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • Medium-jumbo frets
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SquierAffinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (29)

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    (10)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Solid electronics (4)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Jamming (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

don't get discouraged with the brand

a $100 guitar is no comparison for something that's worth $1000+. but for the price, this is really a great deal. some people might be thinking twice about spending on a cheap guitar...Read complete review

a $100 guitar is no comparison for something that's worth $1000+. but for the price, this is really a great deal. some people might be thinking twice about spending on a cheap guitar that won't perform well, that's just wrong. the stock pickups are really good. the one i got didn't have that noticeable 60 cycle hum. pinch harmonics are well defined. the feel of this guitar is really like a telecaster (after all, this has been approved by fender quality control). if you're just starting out or you just want to have fun upgrading a guitar (which i did), get a squier. this guitar is pretty solid.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

good inexpensive 1st electric guitar

I am primarily an acoustic player but I wanted to try an inexpensive electric just for fun, etc. It's an ok guitar. The frets are finished well enough that they don't interfere or...Read complete review

I am primarily an acoustic player but I wanted to try an inexpensive electric just for fun, etc. It's an ok guitar. The frets are finished well enough that they don't interfere or feel sharp on the ends. As set up out of the box there was no fret buzzing and intonation seemed fine. The tuners seem ok and stay in tune pretty well. The only problem I've had with the guitar is the cheesy plastic plate that the jack is attached to. Any strain on the cable will break the plate. I went to a hardware store and bought a piece of brass sheet metal and cut out a small rectangle and drilled the proper holes, problem fixed.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

good inexpensive 1st electric guitar

By hedgie

from CA central Coast

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Good Feel

Cons

  • plastic jack plate breaks easily

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I am primarily an acoustic player but I wanted to try an inexpensive electric just for fun, etc. It's an ok guitar. The frets are finished well enough that they don't interfere or feel sharp on the ends. As set up out of the box there was no fret buzzing and intonation seemed fine. The tuners seem ok and stay in tune pretty well. The only problem I've had with the guitar is the cheesy plastic plate that the jack is attached to. Any strain on the cable will break the plate. I went to a hardware store and bought a piece of brass sheet metal and cut out a small rectangle and drilled the proper holes, problem fixed.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Telecasters keep getting better

By San Diego

from San Diego, CA

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Pick Up
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      As usual, as soon as I get a guitar I have the bridge/ nut / neck adjusted and I put a fresh set of strings on it. I can,t get over the flawless finish on this guitar. The neck is comfortable. The sound is clear and crisp. I own several Teles including an American Standard. I bought this guitar with a coupon. Squire guitars have come a long way. Another positive note about Teles is they are easily customized. I would recommend this guitar for beginners or as a back up.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I did by thus product again and again

      By Tom the Roadies operator

      from Los Angeles

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming

        Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        This my second affinity series tele. This one I bought for a gift - the price is oh so right - and the quality of the instrument in both cases far surpasses anything within a couple hundred dollars of it. I should say up front that if your used to a fat full sound - you'll want to look elsewhere - you'll have to turn your amp up at least three notches to get the same volume level you would from a humbucker. But I've found that to be the case on every single coil setup relative to the bigger humbucker sound.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very solid guitar. Good tone.

        By Steve

        from MO

        About Me Novice

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

            Very solid guitar.

             
            4.0

            I would buy another one.

            By Gill the singer

            from Cliffside Park, New Jersey

            About Me Professional Musician

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel

            Cons

            • Fret Buzz

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

            The fret buzzes a little bit.

            (1 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Needs work!

            By VL

            from Campbell

            About Me Novice

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • pick up touches 6th string, poorly installed
              • Poor Pick Up
              • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

              The guitar doesn't sound right so when i looked at it more closely the 6th string was almost touching the 6th string. pick up has a normal gap from the 1st string. Sometime the guitar makes a popping sound. I either need to return it or it needs to be repaired.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The greatest

              By koobybell

              from smithfield utah

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts
                • School Bands
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                this is one of the favorite guitars that i own!! I play it regularly more so then the rest. Also the artic white is NOT Brilliant white!! it is a really nice off white. very pretty, but not brilliant white. The tuners are excellent sealed and very smooth. The knobs and switches are also very nice.

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Squire Affinity Stratocaster -2014 model

                By Gerald

                from Garden Valley, Ca

                Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                I was a bit skeptical that this guitar would be playable and well made, but based on the great reviews others have written on this guitar I decided to take a chance and buy it. I was pleasantly suprised by the quality of workmanship I found in my new affifinty strat! Smooth edges on both sides of the fingerboard and nut. Beautful paint finish. Strings were a little high for my taste so I lowered them down to my liking. No buzzes or problems while playing. The Intonation was dead on at the 12th fret. The neck was flat and required no adjusting. I play semi- pro and own several guitars that are much higher priced than the Squire Strat. I have to say that it is on equal footing with the mexican and USA versions of the Stratocasters I own. I may but two or three of these while they are so inexpensive :-)

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Arctic White - warm, creamy and the classic Tele sound at a bargin

                By Ryan Bova

                from Pittsburgh PA

                Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                lets state the obvious arctic white is NOT olympic white. if you are looking for an olimpic white or more brilliant white spend the extra $500-$3000 and get a regular Fender the more you spend you get the best quality finish; tap to Gibson they do the same thing Fender/Squire is no different. I was looking for an off white cream color. for all you collectors out there you know white over time and wear doesn't stay brilliant unless its not played and babied. People trash this guitar online and here in GC, but to me it is a vintage looking white it looks Cream color to me and not yellow as most claim , maybe it was earlier versions, this one is not yellowish at all. if you don't like it return it . off the soap box!!! i ordered this at the Pittsburgh store and out of the box it was beautiful. the action was factory and didn't need much set up, Teles don't need much fine tuning depending on what tone your looking for. played well when i got it home. being it was a $179 guitar didn't mean it was perfect. the Maple Fret board was as dry as Arizona being direct from the factory and yes the pickups are weaker then the alnico or hot pickup options, spend the money if your looking for that sound only a few hundred more bucks for squire . A week after playing it, i went back to GC and grabbed some $7 F-One Oil and $5 Ernie Ball 10s regular Slinky and Tadda!! i found a great clean higher twang sound and added more bite to the weaker pickups and the fret board is waxed and shinny. i would suggest before spending the money and install time on Texas pickups or Alnico, this might solve your problems cheaper. I also have a MIM strat SSH and it is heavier sustain which its made to do. this tele is very different and expands the tone of riffs more cleaner but, the sustain is pretty decent even would work for metal players. the action is very fast and is easier on the fingers then my strat, surprisingly . the tone knob gives a decent range from clean to dirty, this clean cream puff can turn muddy and deep. cheap hard wear i can't really tell, it is chrome bright and shiny , the pick up switch is a little bulky, but it does what its suppose to cant knock for the price and can probably be changed down the road if i wanted to. And again can't beat the price $179 even if later i wanted to have Texas pick up or noiseless pick up installed no worries about screwing up an expensive guitar if that would happen some how. i would def recommend this guitar to anyone the beginner or the pro on tour. cheap classic Tele sound. great guitar for the collection.

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Make a good guitar GREAT!

                By Richard Sutterfield

                from Denver, Co

                Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                These aren't bad guitars right out of the box, but if you put a set of Fender Custom Shop Texas Special pickups on it, and a synthetic bone nut you will have a GREAT sounding Telecaster. Mentally picture the Billy Gibbons sound in Blue Jean Blues, or Merle Haggard playing, well, anything. That's what you get, and Guitar Center has everything you need. It's an easy project and good for learning how to work on guitars. It's worth putting the money into, the neck, tuners, body and electronics are fine, better quality than they used to be. If it has the unfinished maple neck and fingerboard, just sand off the sanding sealer and apply a few coats of Danish Oil to the entire neck. It will add age, beauty and protection from the elements. I did all this to one, and I wouldn't trade it for anything. Looks and feels just as good as it sounds - fantastic!

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