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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... Read More

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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 42 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (28)

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    (10)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)
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    • Novice (3)

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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Ok Guitar

I bought this about a month ago as my first guitar. It's a good first guitar, but other than that I'd suggest something better. First the bad: The low e string has some...Read complete review

I bought this about a month ago as my first guitar. It's a good first guitar, but other than that I'd suggest something better. First the bad: The low e string has some buzz, it's tolerable unless you like to strum really hard then it'll probably drive you insane. The pic ups hum a lot, and that's very annoying. Also the jack broke on my first one as soon as i plugged it in at home. I took it back and they gave me a new one but that one broke within a week! It works, but it's gonna come apart soon. On the bright side the finish is excellent. I got the red one and it's beautiful. The neck is easy to play. Everything is smooth so you don't have to worry about cutting you're hand up. It stays in tune well, and sounds pretty good minus the annoying 60 cycle hum. It's also a pretty solid guitar and is well crafted(except for the cheap input jack). I'm gonna keep it for now and upgrade to a Les Paul or SG in a couple months when the jack completely falls apart on me.

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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.

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    5.0

    Very solid guitar. Good tone.

    By Steve

    from MO

    About Me Novice

    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.

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        4.0

        I would buy another one.

        By Gill the singer

        from Cliffside Park, New Jersey

        About Me Professional Musician

        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.

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        (1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Needs work!

        By VL

        from Campbell

        About Me Novice

        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.

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          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.

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            (2 of 2 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 :-)

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            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.

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            (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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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fender Quality At A Squire Price

            By DENNIS RIMA

            from Livonia.Michigan

            Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

            This is a very, Very well built guitar. I had the Luther check it out after I took delivery and he liked it. It is a solid feeling guitar and the price can not be beat. Mine is the Sunburst, and its a beautiful finish and the neck is very easy to play and MOST IMPORTANT..........They did a GREAT job on the frets, as there is NO Overhanging frets. The Tone is very classic Telecaster, and you will not be disappointed. The Volume and tone control are very responsive and the simple setup is classic for beginner, to pro. A great starter and a great intermediate guitar. What are you waiting for? Go to Guitar Center and get one!

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            5.0

            Not merely a beginner's guitar

            By SEAN GOGUEN

            from Newburyport, MA

            Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

            Let me start by saying that I started playing guitar as a kid back in the early 80s, and I have owned over 20 electric guitars (have played even more). I own guitars by Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Epiphone and Washburn, to give you an idea of my perspective. I am amazed at how good this guitar is. This is a really good guitar, and not just for the money. It was set up perfectly right out of the box. The neck feels long and thick, but with a narrow fretboard - classic Fender, and the way I like it. The neck feels incredibly comfortable and smooth. The pickups are fairly low output, but they sound great; they produce a beautiful, ringing, glass-like tone in the middle position, a deeper, warmer tone in neck position (great for jazz), and a sharp, twangy tone in the bridge (great for country and blues). The range of tones, as with any good Telecaster, is amazing, making this an incredibly versatile guitar. The tone is neither shrill nor muddy - it's perfect. The tuners are decent - not as rock-solid as I like, but I've seen worse. Build quality feels like it's built like a tank. Nothing feels flimsy - I have a feeling this axe could last a lifetime. Granted, the hardware looks cheaper than what you'd find on a Fender Telecaster, but they still look good, and they do their jobs well. The only areas where I can see the cost-cutting is in the neck and the tone control. The neck is borderline unfinished, and looks and feels almost like bare wood. It doesn't look bad and has no effect on the guitar's performance, but I prefer a glossy finish, and it does look like Squier did this to save costs. As for the tone control, it's not as sensitive as a tone control on a more expensive guitar; I have to turn the knob almost all the way to get any noticeable change in tone. Not a big deal, since you can adjust the tone from the amp, but, again, the capacitor used here is probably not the best quality. Overall, though, I LOVE this guitar, because it sounds and feels amazing. I bought the butterscotch model with the black pickguard, and the body finish is totally pro and looks beautiful. I actually like this even more than my Fender Telecaster, believe it or not. Don't think that because it's only $179, it's only for beginners. Sure, it's marketed for beginners, but any level guitar player would enjoy the Affinity Telecaster. MY RATING: 8.5/10

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