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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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SquierAffinity Series Telecaster Special Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 143 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (111)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (12)
  • Fun to play (11)
  • Good tone (11)
  • Good pick up (8)
  • Solid electronics (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (10)
  • Practicing (10)
  • Small venues (7)
  • Recording (6)
  • Rock concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9)

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

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.

(2 of 2 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!

    (1 of 1 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.

      (3 of 4 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!

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A Solid Performing Tele

        By Bear Tracks

        from Knoxville, Tennessee

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Special Electric Guitar:

            As a Musician I have played very Expensive American made Fender Tele's.
            This Tele will hang with any of them. You want be disappointed with this Tele.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A really great guitar for a convenient price!

            By Narian

            from Buenos Aires, Argentina

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Feel

            Cons

            • Fret Buzz

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Special Electric Guitar:

            I use this guitar to play on an amateur band and it's really a great guitar. Have a Telecaster sound (of course is not a fender, but sounds great).

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            One of my favorite guitars

            By 13 guitars and counting

            from Chicago IL

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • feels better than several actual fender teles
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

            • Absolutely nothing

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Special Electric Guitar:

            I own 13 guitars now and the telecaster was my eigth. Up until my most recent purchase of number 13 this tele had no competition of being my abosolute favorite. Even now, its back and forth between this tele and a schecter thats worth over a thousand dollars. Ive found this guitar is good for any type of music you wanna play. Being a metal guitarist its not the typical metal guitar, but definetly plays well. Overall, this guitar is the best guitar for its price to play any type of music you want.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I would recommend this to a friend or anyone.

            By Stephen

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Special Electric Guitar:

            I played in several bands back in the 60's and 70's. After many years I felt the urge to pick up the guitar again and wanted one that fit my budget. The Squire Telecaster fits the mold of my original Fender Telecaster. Its an easy play and the location of the pickups gives it good tonal quality.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            overall a good guitar

            By Albert

            from Worcester MA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • E string sadde goes crooked

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Special Electric Guitar:

            I really wanted my first electric after learning on an acoustic so around Christmas I asked my mom and sister to chip in so could get this guitar which was the cheapest electric guitar in the catalog. I had my dad who is a superior player check it out for me and he made sure there were no defects. I think this is the best starter electric available since it is very basic 2 pickups, one volume, one tone and a solid block of wood. I used this for my first gig and the audience was wowed by my playing and my sound. I was surprised the single coil could handle even metal chords and make it sound authentic. the unfinished maple neck makes for smooth transitions up and down the neck. my biggest complaint is that the saddle on low E has been going crooked since about a week into ownership. I suppose I could use a small truss wrench to fix it but every time I have tried to screw it back in it unscrews soon after. I have even tried putting a pick under it to hold it up but the pick falls out when I pluck the string. it doesn't make it unplayable but I don't think it looks good. I hope to eventually fix the bridge by adding a bigsby.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I'd buy this as a gift for friends

            By Francesco da Milano

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Single-coil pickup hum

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Special Electric Guitar:

            I've been playing fretted instruments for almost half a century and consider this Squier Tele the most satisfying guitar I've ever had. The action, intonation, neck, frets, sound, and aesthetics are all superb. And the price is unbeatable. My only criticism is that the single-coil pickups--and this seems to be true across the board--will give you some hum, so you have to point yourself in the right direction (or use both the neck and bridge pickups together) if you want to avoid that. We'll see how it ages, but so far it's an incredible axe.

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