Squier Affinity Telecaster

Feature: What it does:
Alder body Light weight with a wide tonal range
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Maple fretboard Delivers a bright, snappy sound
6-saddle Tele bridge Precise control of each string height & intonation
General
- Series: Affinity

Body
- Body: Poplar
- Body Shape: Telecaster
- Body Finish:
- 0310223550
- Polyurethane

Neck
- Neck Shape: "C" Shape
- Number of Frets: 21
- Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
- Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
- Fretboard: Maple
- Neck Finish: Polyurethane
- Nut Width: 1.61" (40.9 mm)
- Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)

Electronics
- Pickup Configuration: S/S
- Bridge Pickup: Single Coil Tele Pickup (Bridge)
- Neck Pickup: Single Coil Tele Pickup (Neck)
- Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
- Controls: Volume, Tone

Hardware
- Hardware: Chrome
- Bridge: 6-Saddle Tele Bridge

Miscellaneous
- Strings: Fender USA 250L, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
- Unique Features: Black Plastic Parts, Top Hat Switch Tip, Black Silkscreen Logo, Dot Position Inlays
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Butterscotch Blonde
Shipping Weight: 10.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 15 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0310203550
Butterscotch Blonde, with Fender Champion 100 Guitar Combo Amp
Shipping Weight: 55.5 lbs
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 480-596-7195
(121 ratings)
Submitted September 20, 2016 by Ron B in Spotsylvania , VA
"Amazing Value"
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Overall this is a great guitar in every aspect. I got it from a large retailer and needless to say it was set up perfectly as a demo. I have been a die hard Les Paul Player most of my life and never found a Fender that I liked until now. It has a few dings and the strings were a bit worn being a demo that is to be expected. I was so impressed that when the salesman said that he would get a new one in the box, I told him not to bother as I did not want to risk getting one that did not play or sound as good.

Sound
This guitar has a wide range of voices and surprisingly has absolutely no fret buzz or static from the selector switch or pots. The pickups are open wound so its easy to get an unwanted squeal if you stand too close to the amp and face it. Nothing a bit of wax potting wont cure.

Features
Im not up on true fender models so I would have to guess that the hardware isnt quite as nice as its higher end brothers. The tuners hold tune quite well and seem to be geared for fairly fast string changes. I wouldnt recommend upgrading the hardware or pickups on the guitar as you could probably buy an upgraded version cheaper by the time you add up the cost of the guitar and upgrades

Ease of Use
It is very easy to get different tones and sounds with this guitar. No matter what you throw at this thing it can handle it

Quality
From what I found, the only major read more differences between this guitar and a true Fender is the bridge, ( not a string through body design ) the lack of the dark inlay in the back of the neck, and the jack plate being surface mounted instead of recessed.

Value
Absolutely.

Manufacturer Support
Have not had to deal with support at this time

The Wow Factor
I bought this guitar as a proof of concept before I shelled out big bucks for the Fender version. After playing this Squire Tele, I wouldnt hesitate to buy another Squire Tele and definately would by a Fender version. Still not big on Strats though.

Musical Background:
Ive been playing for over 35 years, Violin, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Mandolin and more. Used to be semi pro player

Musical Style:
Rock, Metal, Reggae, Blues
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