The Squier Affinity Strat HSS is an entry-level electric guitar that will surprise you all of it's great features including a lightweight alder body, bolt-on maple neck, and a rosewood fingerboard. It... Read More
The Squier Affinity Strat HSS is an entry-level electric guitar that will surprise you all of it's great features including a lightweight alder body, bolt-on maple neck, and a rosewood fingerboard. It is equipped with two single-coil pickups and one humbucking pickup, which are controlled with a 5-way blade switch, a master volume and two tone controls. All hardware is chrome, including die-cast tuners, and a synchronous tremolo bridge. A large '60s style headstock adds a classic style to this affordable guitar.
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This guitar is a good guitar for a beginner and also up to an intermediate. The tuners are amazing, however I suggest that the strings be replaced. The factory strings are pretty terrible. The action is set up fairly well. I believe that it could be slightly lower but that is just me. It is pretty easy to play and bar chords aren't that hard on it. The fret board is very smooth and the frets don't stick out on the sides which is really nice. The two single coils and the humbucker provide a nice range of sounds. The guitar looks good, i got the black one. Mine seems to have a grounding issue and buzzes through amps like crazy but i haven't found a missing connection in the guitar. All in all it's a nice guitar. Great for the money but I suggest that you buy the guitar in a store so you can check if yours has a grounding issue.
It's a good guitar. It sounds nice and has a crisp clean tone with the first pick up option. However I have found that every three days I have to retune it which becomes a hassle. The knobs don't feel sturdy but other than that the guitar is pretty solid. The guitar itself is quite small so if you prefer a guitar that fits comfortably in your hands this is not it.
I got this guitar for Christmas 2011. I did buy it at Guitar Center, however it came in a red finish, which is not listed on here (trust me, it looks GREAT in red). This guitar can do it all. Want nice single-coil blues rock? Get this. Want an awesome clean tone? Get this. Want an awesome humbucker for (at least in the way I play it) punk/metal type music? Get this. Of course, it's far from perfect; it has a lot of buzz if you turn up the gain on your amp on the single coils. However, the humbucker works AWESOMELY on high gain, which is why I reccomend it to those who like to play loud, and still feel that nice strat tone behind it all. Along with the buzz on the single coils, already-tuned-strings tend to fall out of tune easily when you're tuning another string. However, if you're willing to take that issue head on, once you actually get it in pitch, it stays in tune just fine. Overall, this is probably the best guitar for the price. I tried out Epiphones, Ibanezs, and other Squier models, but this beats them all. Great tonal versatility, you can use it for anything! And most of all, it's a great guitar if you want to hot rod it. The quality of the base guitar is top-notch. While I wouldn't suggest it for expereinced guitarists(unless you want to help someone learn), this guitar has a great humbucker and some above average single coils for the price. I'll never get rid of it!
I bought this guitar and an amp(Marsall 15dfx) from a friend. I got home put on some strings and played it for like 2 hours straight. It sounds very decent although not as good as my previous setup(ibanez rg120 & line 6 spider IV) but very good. Great clean tone to it. Not used to the large frets but with work i will otherwise great guitar!
This guitar has awsome pickups and great action. There are some small issues to work out so get a Pro Set-up. The truss rod needed adjusting to keep the guitar from going out of tune. Also, the action was high for my playing style so I had the intination set and the strings lowered. But since I have all my guitars set-up these issues are minor. Once set up plays just like a Fender Strat with humbucker pickup about 6 ohms thats real hot for metal and rock. I put some Ernie Ball Super slinkies on her and this Guitar Rocks. Great guitar for a beginner. This is my every day guitar to give my Jag a break. I would reccomend this guitar!! Just have it set up and you won't be dissapointed!!
This is not a squier. My american fender dosnt even sound this good. The tone is so amazing on this thing. When i played this i was so shocked i could not even believe it could make that good of a sound! Squier has got me hooked now..Im thinking bout takeing that squier from my drummers brother hehe
WOW! for a Squier, this thing is a beast! Cons: -Slight intonation problem (can be fixed) -Buzzing frets (varies from guitar to guitar) -Slightly tinny tone, but barely noticable -Paint seems to chip to easily, but maybe its just me... -Doesn't stay in tune super well. GET IT SET UP These things are honestly minor, even though it looks like a lot. It sounds great, and it plays GODLY! it feels nicer than some vintage strats ive played. The rosewood fretboard is nice and dry so its not awkward for bends and such. The humbucker is a really nice feature. I suggest lowering it a bit... it blows your brain off on clean settings. really loud. change the strings too. After you get this thing set up though, it gets the job done. I swear if it didnt have the squier label on it i would barely know the difference.
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