The Squier Affinity Series Stratocaster HH is a beginner's guitar with room to grow. It's also a solid backup for more advanced players, and an excellent platform for DIY mods. Unusual for a Strat, it has two humbucking pickups for warmer, thicker sounds. Available now at Guitar Center, the Affinity Stratocaster HH is an affordable ticket into the Fender family that punches well above its weight.

Squier Affinity Series Stratocaster HH Main Features

  • Poplar body
  • Maple neck with slim C profile, Indian laurel fretboard
  • Two Affinity Series humbucker pickups, 3-way switch
  • 2-point tremolo, sealed split-shaft tuners

Classic Body Style

This Squier has the same double-cutaway body style that Fender made famous in the ’50s. It's made of poplar, a balanced tonewood that allows the humbuckers to shine.

Easy-to-Play Neck

The Affinity Stratocaster HH has a maple neck with thin C profile. It's a comfortable fit for the fingers, making it easier to form chords and solo with single notes. The Indian laurel fretboard has the same look and feel as rosewood. Check out that headstock logo, too—the chunky block text is straight from the ’70s.

Dual Humbuckers for Fatter Sounds

The Squier Strat HH is loaded with two humbucking pickups made with ceramic magnets. Humbuckers have a sweet sound, but amped up, they're fatter and more aggressive. As a result, the HH is well suited for hard rock or metal.

Updated, Fail-Safe Hardware

The Affinity Strat HH has updated hardware that makes it easier for beginners to play. The tremolo unit mounts to the body in two points, rather than the traditional six. This creates less friction for more tuning stability. Thanks to their split-shaft design, it's a cinch to change strings—just thread each through the body of the guitar, insert the loose end into the tuners and turn to tighten. Unlike other guitars, this design eliminates sharp string ends that can poke fingers and damage gig bags.

A case for the Squier Affinity Stratocaster HH is available separately.

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