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...
I play a Squier Stratocaster, which is the cheapest guitar on the market. The reason why is because I got it painted by a friend of mine, this particular guitar, and I really loved the paint job that he did on it, so I wanted to play it live, and it was a Squier Strat. To be honest, a lot of people ask me why I play Squiers and not Fenders or why the cheaper models. It’s just kind of what I’ve gotten used to. I never could afford a Fender when I started, so I just got used to playing the cheaper ones and learning how to get the best sound from those cheaper ones. Learning what you can get away with and more importantly what you can’t get away with on those cheaper ones was an important part of my development. It’s as is. It’s a Squier Affinity Strat, with the fat headstock. I don’t think they make those anymore, but I bought it a few years ago. There’s no changes, it’s stock standard what you’d probably go into a store and buy for about $150, $200.more
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.
I own not one but two of these guitars. I bought my first in the 6th grade and have used it ever since. The guitar has been one of my favorites and has custom work done to it. The other has stayed stock since I bought it in 2013. I used both often as although they may not be an expensive and incredibly fancy guitar they still sound great. They are comfortable and have been dependable in all the time I've had them traveling between my house, band practice, and gigs.
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 own a 2009 Affinity Strat. Mine is black with roseood fingerboard and a small headstock. Very affordable and great fun to play. Love mine! I even compared it with 2 Bullet Strat models and there can be no comparison (overall construction quality, tuners and pickups - the latter being so weak, even a Fender Blues Junior amp could not save them... What I like them most is the looks, playability and the fact that is very lightweight (at least mine is...) I can leave it outside its gigbag and not worry about it too much - just clean it whenever needed! The worst part are the tuners and the pickups. Easy solution - Just tune it more often and use a good amp. The rest is in your fingers!!!
Currently in the process of replacing the potentiometers and the pickups on my own. I've always liked how it feels better than any other electric, but the standard electronics kind of blow. Replace them as soon as you get yours and you should be fairly happy.
Boring part out of the way first: The Fender Stratocaster, blah blah blah, three single coils, blah blah, snappy, blah, alder, blah blah, we all know what the instrument is and what it's history is, right?
The Affinity Strat is the guitar most of us cut our teeth on. It's like you're born into the RPG called "guitar" and you're asked to choose your class from Strat, Tele, or Les Paul, and you decided to choose Strat. The SSS Affinity's single coils are nice, bright and snappy, the neck is thin and nicely smooth. It's an excellent guitar at a very reasonable price, even more so if you got your Affinity Strat used. If there's a down side, it's that the trem is intensely terrible; because the block is made of relatively thin pot metal, it doesn't hold tune very well.
This guitar was my first electric guitar. All the hardware is pretty basic but its lasted about five years now. the whammy bar broke off in the bridge, mostly due to my own incompetence, but a replacement was only about $20. Overall it could be better, but it could be a lot worse for a first electric guitar
Great sounds from crystal clear to very strong and powerful ones. The neck is made of maple and the fretboard is rosewood, the body is basswood, tuners are stable and the vintage tremolo stay in tune, you can only push it but not pull. That's a detail because it's not a Floyd Rose and all problems are avoid.
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.
It's very good for a beginner and I loved it, I ended up painting it white with a black pickguard and added stickers, the single coils are good and the neck feels great to play.
I put in a set of seymour duncan everything axe pickups, and it screams! The stock electronics are all garbage so I switched them all out, I also changed the tuners and bridge, but the neck plays great and the body is nice and light. Be careful though, as the playability of the guitar greatly varies between individual pieces.
This little thing was given to me as a gift and I accepted just so I could see what I could turn it into, but after a quick polish, set up, and restring, it's one of my favorite guitars and has come out to play better than most fenders I've ever picked up in my time. Very surprising, the deep blue is gorgeous and the flamed maple neck is absolutely beautifully done.
i bought this in april of 2017 in ishibashi in osaka japan i was originally gonna buy a squier daphne blue strat that's what i planned in 2016 but when i got there on that day but i got there i didnt find the guitar there so instead i randomly chose a guitar that has a maple fretboard then i found this one and then i wanted to get a american professional strat that is 3 tone sunburst but my parents doesnt want me to get that because its only for pros so i stick with this one instead so i took a pic of me outside the store and left then months later my strap came off the guitar and cracked a chunk of paint. so i let my helper help me paint it black again then after that incident i decided to buy strap locks so now it will not come off again,that remained my favorite and the 1st guitar i have and ill never forget and play this guitar for years to come even though in the future i will have a guitar collection. (update oct 2 2018) i just restrung it lefty like jimi hendrix and its black