The Squier Affinity Series Stratocaster Electric Guitar has a proud heritage and a sweet price. The contoured solid alder body is the same world-renowned style that fueled the fires of Hendrix, Clapton, SRV, and thousands more. Pure vintage tone c...
The Squier Affinity Series Stratocaster Electric Guitar has a proud heritage and a sweet price. The contoured solid alder body is the same world-renowned style that fueled the fires of Hendrix, Clapton, SRV, and thousands more. Pure vintage tone comes pounding out of 3 biting single-coil pickups, taking on flavor from a classic rocking tremolo and 5-way switching. Genuine die-cast tuners provide unprecedented tuning stability in this price range. The headstock is the classic '70s "big" style. The maple neck plays fast and feels great. When you trade up, your Affinity Series Strat will be worth far more than any no-name copy.
This little gem is very reasonably priced. It's the only electric guitar I've ever owned, and I love it. It's great if you want that signature strat sound at an affordable price. There's quite a variety of tone when using the 5-way pickup switch. The bridge pickup is great for a crunchy rock tone, and the neck and middle positions are good for soothing and clean sounds.
This Strat has a decent neck and everything works. Mine was particularly good value for money since I got it on a slow day on eBay for only £36 including a soft case and a curly lead. It now has two vintage Tokai pickups and a Wilkinson bridge pickup, Wilkinson two-hole tuners and I've finally got the very basic vibrato system to balance after a long time blocked. Now the only difference between me and Hank Marvin is my guitar is blue!
I picked one of these up used for about fifty bucks, the action was a bit high and it needed a setup. I adjusted the neck a bit and lowered the saddles. Now it plays great. Does it sound like a fender yes, but not a sweet by any means.
The other thing I would note as I did not know this till after I bought it was that the Affinity series has a smaller width neck that a standard strat. Makes it a bit tougher to play for my big fingers but not horribly so. I do however prefer a wider neck so mine sees little play time.
I bought this for $15 off the girlfriend of a drummer who I went to high school with because she was selling it for WAY more online. It was the best purchase I ever made. It became my main guitar for two years until I ripped out the jack plug by accident when practicing. I still have it and I'm not giving up on getting it fixed. I've thrown this guitar around, thrashed it, beat it up, performed with it and at the end of the day it was still in one piece. My REAL number one favorite guitar.
I enjoy using this guitar for a nice bluesy tone or whenever I play any Pink Floyd songs. The main downside is that the tone can be slightly quiet compared to the louder sound of my Epiphone Les Paul, but it is the perfect first guitar.
I grew up listening to a lot of classic rock which involved various guitars so when I got one of these for my 13th, I fell in love with it. It is the best basic guitar without being too simple. I've found it to be the guitar that I compare every other guitar I play to