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Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Special Electric Guitar Butterscotch Blonde

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Now you can grab a Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Special even if you're on a budget. This limited-run axe is a Fender-designed honey. It features the most famous of all Tele finishes atop an alder... Click To Read More About This Product

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Now you can grab a Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Special even if you're on a budget. This limited-run axe is a Fender-designed honey. It features the most famous of all Tele finishes atop an alder body joined to the rock-solid bolt-on maple neck with maple fretboard and dot inlays. Also has a 25-1/2" scale, medium-jumbo frets, and 2 single-coil pickups.

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  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • Medium-jumbo frets
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Review Snapshot

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SquierAffinity Series Telecaster Special Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 515 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (398)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (96)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (53)
  • Fun to play (51)
  • Good tone (44)
  • Good pick up (31)
  • Solid electronics (25)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (4)
  • Poor pick up (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (46)
  • Jamming (45)
  • Small venues (33)
  • Recording (27)
  • Rock concerts (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (38), Professional musician (16), Novice (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Bang for the Buck!

I own 24 guitars, ranging from Ernie Ball, Peavey, Gibson, and Fender, but this little Tele is my favorite! I recently started getting pretty heavy into country and flatpicking and just wanted...Read complete review

I own 24 guitars, ranging from Ernie Ball, Peavey, Gibson, and Fender, but this little Tele is my favorite! I recently started getting pretty heavy into country and flatpicking and just wanted a tele mostly for the tone, and when I picked this little guy up...I was impressed. As far as the play-a-bility of the guitar, it matches my Wolfgangs and Axis. The durability is comparable to some of my high priced Gibsons. I'm leaving it stock....no need to change anything. The pick ups are fine, the neck is fast, and the hardware is good. I'm getting another one in a different color soon as I get some extra cash.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

killer fret job

The body felt okay. I only tried it for a couple minutes. Like the title says, the frets are killer, but not the way you'd expect. From the second I picked it...Read complete review

The body felt okay. I only tried it for a couple minutes. Like the title says, the frets are killer, but not the way you'd expect. From the second I picked it up, I knew that they had cut some corners. What I didn't know was that they had done this buy not cutting what really mattered. The frets. They were so sharp that I cut my thumb while feeling the neck. I swear these things could slice through my wrists (which I'd do if I had to play exclusively on this guitar for the rest of my life). The rest of the guitar felt decent for the price. This thing would make a good weapon though. A club and a sword in one.

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5.0

sooo nice

By michael

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Special Electric Guitar:

love it , great guitar for the price. very enjoyable. i wanted one for a long time, thank you...

 
5.0

Great guitar for the price

By True funk soldier

from Sacramento,ca

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Special Electric Guitar:

    I haven't played in years and wanted to start up again. My wife took me to Guitar Center and pick out what I wanted, I looked at a few different models and for price and quality the Fender Squire Telecaster is hands down great, action, sound and build. I will be changing out the strings soon and up grade the pick ups later on and then just leave it the way it is.

     
    4.0

    Well worth the cost

    By Raoul

    from Saginaw, Michigan

    About Me Novice

    Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Special Electric Guitar:

    I bought this guitar right off the wall at my local GC and, overall, I'm pretty impressed. It was well set-up, with none of the sharp frets or buzzing that some people have noted. I'm pleasantly surprised by how good the pickups are; not perfect, of course, but not bad either. I'm able to find numerous setting on my amp where this guitar positively sings.

    My one complaint about this guitar is the narrower-than-standard width of the neck. It has a nut width of 40.6 mm, which is a bit too narrow for my fairly large hands. This difference from other teles, both Fender and Squier, isn't noted in GC's description. If you ever want to upgrade the nut, you'll probably have to do a little finish work to make it fit properly.

    Overall, a great value; a nicely made guitar that sounds good and is fun to play.

     
    5.0

    Better than expected

    By ihaul

    from Lakeland, Florida

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small Venues

      Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Special Electric Guitar:

      I bought this just because I had always wanted a telecaster and to have as a backup guitar to the Les Paul I normally play. I have been playing guitar professionally for over 40 years and I did have to do a setup on this guitar. The action was too high and the intonation needed adjustment. I took it to the club last night as my backup and started off with it. I was so pleased that I wound up playing it all night. This is not going to blow that $3000 dollar guitar you are used to playing away but it is a nice sounding guitar and, with proper setup, a joy to play. I had read negative reviews about the tuners but they were rock solid and held it in tune all night. Don't let the price fool you. Perhaps I just got a good one but this little guitar is a real bargain for the price and no one should be ashamed to haul it out on stage.

       
      5.0

      Beautiful guitar. Frets and neck perfect out of the box.

      By Q

      from Ohio

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Pick Up
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming

        Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Special Electric Guitar:

        Jamming with friends.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Now the Gibson can stay safe at home

        By D Reynolds

        from Oklahoma City

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Frets could be filed better

        Best Uses

        • Church/Worship
        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Special Electric Guitar:

        My Gibson Studio took a dive from the guitar stand when clumsy me tripped on the guitar cord. Thankfully the neck is fine, but a tuner is bent. It could have been worse... much worse.

        I was seeking a cheap beater guitar to play at church instead of the Gibson, and I thought the Rogue Rocketeet RR200 was the solution until I discovered issues with the neck and my hand while attempting to do various barre chords. Not the guitar's fault. It went back to guitar center, and the search continued.

        My initial gut feeling was to try a Tele. I was right. I am thoroughly pleased with this Squier Affinity Telecaster. It may very well become my favorite guitar. Some how I've managed to hide my mistakes until now - but when I play it right, it's wonderful. The sparkly clean sound of these single coil pickups let's every note ring thru.

        I quickly upgraded from the Rogue to the Squier. The neck was more comfortable. The guitar is both classic and humble in its design. There's nothing fancy here. That's not a bad thing. Read the reviews. Nearly everyone praises the capabilities of this guitar. File the frets down or pay someone to do it. You will have a very capable guitar as either a beginner or experienced player.

        Be aware that these single coils will be susceptible to hum/buzz, but you can gradually upgrade both the pickups and internal wiring (shielded cabling?) to reduce and eliminate that issue. That all depends on how handy you feel with a soldering iron.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Wow! This is a great guitar.

        By Blues outlaw

        from Georgia

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Special Electric Guitar:

          I got this as a gift on 11-02-2016. Iy has stable tuning, great tone, and awesome playability. I was taken intp G.C. by my wife and told to pick out a guitar. I played mexi's and U.S. teles. This one caught my eye. The natural maple neck and fingerboard just stands out. Plug it into a hot rod deluxe tweed and boom it shines like a diamond. Dont spend hundreds too much, this is the tele to buy!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing guitar for the price, and even for more...

          By Sha

          from NY, NY

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Special Electric Guitar:

            I went into a GC shop, tried it out and was amazed by the quality for the price. I returned home, saw reviews on YouTube and saw it was really a quality guitar for much less.
            Got back the next day and grabbed it...
            It has a great Tele twang, plays blues, country and rock with a unique tone. Highly recommended.
            I think the pickups are very decent. The tuning pegs are great, it doesn't get out of tune.
            I noticed that the edges of the frets might require mild filing and some of the saddles screws got loose in transit and required some adjustment. Afterwards didn't have any issues.

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great out of the box, very impressed.

            By Waking The Electric

            from Austin, TX

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Recording

              Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Special Electric Guitar:

              I record music at home and played original music in bands 20 years ago. I cant find anything wrong with this. The pickups are not noisy and have a wide range of tones. The build quality is excellent and no flaws on the guitar or neck. I have owned an American Strat and this is is the same league. If it didn't say "squier" on the neck it could be confused with the higher priced versions. I prefer American and Japanese made instruments, but this guitar is not a compromise or just a beginners guitar.

              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great bones, solid Guitar

              By Sweet Pete

              from Johnson City, NY

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Special Electric Guitar:

                I own 6 other Telecasters, from a Standard Squier to a couple Partscasters and couple of MIM Standards and this guitar stands tall! It was given as a gift and I gigged it the same night ( It was given to me while I was on stage). The neck is smooth and nice, the frets beautifully finished and the intonation was spot on. I am a bit of a hobbyist and wanted to make this a fun machine and I upgraded the pickups ( twisted tele neck, 62 custom shop bridge) and replace the 500k pots with more appropriate 250k pots and a treble bleed and this really came alive! I have used it 2 times now onstage and it's a great guitar that is not as heavy as the others...great for a second set guitar! I would definitely buy another, they are cheaper than a replacement body! The finish is smooth and beautiful, I really dig this guitar!

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