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Squier Stop Dreaming, Start Playing Affinity Strat Electric Guitar Package

Learn to play guitar with this Strat package. You get a Squier Stratocaster, amp, headphones, tuner, gig bag, cable, strap, picks and an instructional DVD. (67) Read 14 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Ready to jump right in the world of the electric guitar? Look no further than the Squier Stop Dreaming, Start Playing Affinity Strat Package. This convenient bundle combines a classic Stratocaster guitar with all the accessories beginners need to get started. If you've been waiting for an excuse to launch your guitar-playing career, the wait is over.

Everything You Need in One Box

For many first-time guitarists (or their parents), trying to find exactly what products you need to get started can be a bit overwhelming. Not so with the Squier Affinity Strat Pack. In addition to the guitar itself, this bundle includes an instructional DVD to learn the basics, a chromatic tuner to keep your guitar sounding great, and a gig bag for easy transportation, as well as a selection of guitar picks and a strap. Also included is a Fender Frontman 15G guitar amp which, as part of Fender's popular frontman series, delivers plenty of classic rock n' roll tone. The Frontman 15G operates especially well at low volumes, which is ideal for practicing, and the onboard headphone jack (and included pair of headphones) make late-night practice sessions easy.

Classic Stratocaster Design

At the heart of this Strat Pack is a Squier Affinity Stratocaster Special guitar. First introduced by Fender in 1954, the Stratocaster remains one of the most iconic electric guitars ever built. The Squier Affinity Strat combines all the classic tenets of the Stratocaster design in an extremely affordable guitar. Three snappy single-coil pickups deliver the signature tone of a Strat which has helped define countless genres of music from early '60s rock to funk and blues. Also like an original Fender, this Strat features a five-way pickup selector to experiment with different tones and a whammy bar to add some warbly vibrato to your playing. New guitarists will love toying with different settings on the guitar and amp, and exploring a huge range of different styles and tones.

Features:

- Classic Stratocaster guitar
- Fender Frontman Amp 15G guitar amplifier
- Stereo headphones
- Instructional DVD
- Chromatic tuner
- Gig bag
- Cable
- Guitar strap
- Pick sampler

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Model Name: Affinity Strat(R) Special / Fender Frontman Amp(R) 15G

Model Number: 030-1605-(Color#)

Series: Affinity Series

Finish: Polyurethane

Body: Agathis

Neck: Maple, C-Shape, (Polyurethane Finish)

Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9.5 in. Radius (241 mm)

No. of Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo

Pickups: 3 Single-Coil Pickups

Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)

Pickup Switching:
5-Position Blade:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup
Position 3. Middle Pickup
Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup
Position 5. Neck Pickup

Bridge: Synchronous Tremolo

Machine Heads: Standard Die-Cast Tuners

Hardware: Chrome

Pickguard: 1-Ply White

Scale Length: 25.5 in. (648 mm)

Width at Nut: 1.61 in. (41 mm)

Unique Features: White Dot Position Inlays

Strings: Fender Super 250L, (.009 to .042) Nickel Plated Steel p/n 073-0250-003

Introduced: 4/2007

Notice: Product Prices, Features And Specifications Are Subject To Change Without Notice
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 480-596-7195

Product Description

Everything you need to get started -- with great tone! Includes a Squier Affinity Strat Special, Fender Frontman 15G guitar amplifier, and more.

Includes:

- Squier Affinity Strat Special
- Fender Frontman Amp 15G Guitar Amplifier
- Stereo Headphones
- Instructional DVD
- Chromatic Tuner
- Gig Bag
- Cable
- Guitar Strap
- Pick Sampler
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (67 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "CRAZY FENDER PEOPLE PRACTICALLY GIVING AWAY SOME OF THEIR BEST STUFF!!"
Sound: I was greatly impressed with the sound of this guitar. I was careful to look at numerous reviews across the internet, before making my purchase. One common rave about this instrument was that the sound rivals some of the higher end electric guitars - I AGREE! You can pay alot more money if you want to - but why? The sound is great! Feature: Again - Fender compiled this package with everything you need to get started - even a dvd with lessons. Amazing deal! Ease of Use: The sound is really an individual thing - each player has their own distinct sound and methods of creativity. This guitar feels good, and I believe it could be very adaptive to any style. Quality: Again, I am amazed at the quality. The included dvd actually had a track that went into a Fender production plant - showing from start to finish - the making of their guitars. You would not believe what perfectionists these workers are! The finish is flawless, the fit is comfortable - there are absolutely no loose parts or blemishes. I am not worried about anything breaking on this guitar, especially after watching how they are made. I have great confidence in the quality. I have no complaints and believe I will be playing it for the rest of my life. Value: Definitely worth what I paid - or a lot more! Manufacturer Support: Have not needed any. The Wow Factor: A beautiful instrument of superiour craftsmanship. Mine is black (high gloss - can't get any sexier than that - lol) with a white pickguard - I will be changing the pickguard out to make mine more distinct and personal. The Fender name behind it cinches the deal. Overall: I expect to own this guitar - and be totally satisfied with it - for the rest of my life. If I ever advance in my playing ability, I may seek out a higher end Fender model... or my dream PRS (My inspiration -Carlos Santana's pick). I chose this guitar over others because of it's reputation, Fender quality, and because of all the great accessories that came with it in the package. Since I am just a beginner, I think this product will fulfill my goals and hopefully advance me in my playing. If it were stolen - I would turn around and buy the same package - same color!! I love everything about this guitar - I have totally no complaints.
Style of Music: I am aiming for the Santana/Steve Vai/Orianthi styles
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"Good value for a Budget/Entry level axe."
Sound: The sound is better than one would expect from a $150.00 guitar. The pickups will need to be upgraded if you wish to gig with this, but perfectly adequate for home/practice or rank beginner use. Feature: I haven't had any issues with the cord jack coming loose, and the Buzz some report can be lessened by getting a higher grade cord and moving yourself away from the amp.....silly. Single coil pickups are somewhat noisy by their very design...period. The tone controls are there for show only. They do virtually nothing. Ease of Use: Nice fretboard/neck action, and the guitar was setup with a relatively low action straight from the factory. Quality: Fit and finish is far beyond what one would have expected from an entry level guitar just a few years ago. The cosmetics of the guitar is near flawless. Cheapish plastic parts, and the pickups aren't a dream come true, but again, you get a bit more than what you are paying for in most areas with the current crop of Affinities. Value: Excellent Manufacturer Support: None needed on the product, but Fender is usually very good in this area. The Wow Factor: Nice fit and finish for any massed produced guitar, let alone a budget model. Squire is not likely to ever be considered "Sexy" or coveted among the Fender crowd, let alone the guitar fraternity, but it does what it does and was intended to do, well. Overall: Purchased on a whim to supplement my growing guitar collection with a backup/practice guitar. Pocket change was paid for a more than acceptable practice axe. I will eventually add some new tuners, pickups, strings, tone pots and a few other items to suit.
Style of Music: Jazz/Blues/Rock/Funk/Folk
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