The world's most affordable genuine Tele!
The Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar is the quintessential rockabilly, blues, and country solidbody. This is a modern Telecaster with the same classic shape it had in the '50s! Cove...
The world's most affordable genuine Tele!
The Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar is the quintessential rockabilly, blues, and country solidbody. This is a modern Telecaster with the same classic shape it had in the '50s! Covered die-cast chrome machine heads provide tuning stability unheard-of in this price range. Maple fretboard on a classic maple neck and solid alder body. 2 single-coil pickups with 3-way switch, and volume and tone controls. A genuine Squier by Fender means the Affinity Series Telecaster will have good resale value.
I have a Mk1 Affinity Tele in black with maple neck, bought off the peg in 2001 and my favourite guitar. Songs just pour out of it whenever I pick it up. A truly magical instrument. Named "Will" after Will Sergeant, who played a black and maple Tele in the heyday of the Bunnymen. I particularly love that this has toploading strings rather than thru body like my Mexican Tele, because I use very light strings and not only does a 90degree bend weaken them, but the nut falls out too easily on the Mex and I've lost so many on dark stages that I don't even use the guitar any more. The Affinity is my favourite guitar I own.
Was a present, and I'm super happy with it. It's not the best guitar in the world, I mean they do sell for $180 at most. But for beginners and leisure players like me it's a nice addition. I swapped the pickups for EMGs, added some Ernie Ball strings, and gave it a new paint job. So it looks and sounds about 100x better. I previously used an Epiphone G400 as my primary guitar, and I couldn't be happier with the switch
Really nice good value guitar, not too bothered if the kids knock it about a bit, stays in tune, lovely C shape neck - I'm thinking about upgrading the neck pickup for a SD rail humbucker
I have been using this axe for years and it doesn't disappoint. The bridge pickup on Overdrive is an absolute beast and the neck pickup is absolutely wonderul to play on clean channels ( most juvenile review ever!)
My sisters guitar is this Squier Tele Affinity. It's a good looking guitar, but the quality is miserable. Two weeks after she bought it, the plate that holds the jack entry broke. And the pickup lever and the knobs are quite loose. But for a guitar that is worth less than 200 euros, it has a medium/good sound. 4/5
Got this for £90 of some dodgy irish bloke from gumtree, i took it home... and my god it was amazing. gorgeously set action height, pefect neck, mesmerizing Deep midnight blue colour. Anyway i had never seen a squier telecaster in this colour, so i wanted to reasearch it so i took to the serial "CY40" which made no sense, china yes but "40" ?? it was a mystery of a guitar and the internet has no trace of this serial of guitar. fender made strats, teles, p and j basses in this colour and midnight wine during 1996-2000 but theres no mention of squier. as much of a mystery it is, i love it no matter how much confusing history it has, if anyone comes across one i recommend it, and if anyone has info about it that'd be much appreciated.
P.S i am also currently modifying the guitar for humbuckers i will put it when done :)
Iv'e had my fender Squier tele for 15 years now. I can honestly say that its one of the most playable and fun guitars to play. The funny thing is when I was a teen I absolutely hated telecasters. And then I actually played one. And since then it has always been one of my go to guitars. Some Squiers are dodgy. So you should really play them a bit before buying. But when you find a good one they can be pretty nice guitars. This one has a 3 way selector switch and 2 single coil pickups. And it definitely sounds like a Tele. Its a very light guitar..well balanced and super easy to play! I added a Fernandes Sustainer pick up and simply can stop playing it!
I wanted a guitar that I could travel with that offered decent features but wouldn't be such a risk to take along - baggage handlers, thieves, etc... This one works for me. The frets needed to be filed to at the edges to improve the comfort. It doesn't have the electronics of a true Tele but it serves me well when I'm sitting on a lanai in Hawaii.
Squire is kind of like the greasy diner of the guitar world. It's either awesome and cheap, or cheap and terrible. I got a good one, just remember that some of them really blow.
Mine also came loaded with a random Duncan designed bridge humbucker, so it sound a bit different than others.
The day I bought it I played about 30 guitars and it was the best playing out of all of them, which was pretty surprising in all honesty.