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The Squier Affinity Series Fat Strat Electric Guitar combines 2 forward single-coils, a bridge humbucker pickup, and 5-way switching for incredible F...Click To Read More About This Product

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A guitar that can play it fat and sweet, or lean and mean.

The Squier Affinity Series Fat Strat Electric Guitar combines 2 forward single-coils, a bridge humbucker pickup, and 5-way switching for incredible Fat Strat tonal range. Solid hardwood body, 21-fret rosewood fingerboard, die-cast chrome tuners, and standard fulcrum tremolo bridge.

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SquierAffinity Series Fat Strat Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 91 reviews)

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Amazing beginner to intermediate guitar

I have been playing guitar for about 7 years now and i have had a few guitars, but for overall playability ikeepcoming back to the old squier. seriously, people that complain that you...Read complete review

I have been playing guitar for about 7 years now and i have had a few guitars, but for overall playability ikeepcoming back to the old squier. seriously, people that complain that you cant get a good tone out of this are crazy. plug one of these into a good old tube amp and it will give you allthe chimey strat tones you could want all the way up to any array of full bore metal tones. sure, its cheap, but isnt that what an electric guitar should be. i have played fenders costing 5 tmes as much and can hardly tell the difference. if you are an advanced player, i would recommend upgrading the pickups and possibly bridge, but for the rest majority of guitar players, this could be all the guitar you will ever need. If you do buy one of these however, be warned, they need a good set up and a good looking at before you can expect them to play like a custom shop strat, so give them the attention they deserve. i mean, ultimately, thats what makes a custom shop worth more... time spent setting it up. So stop feeling like you need to spend a million dollars on a guitar that really only should cost a couple hundred.

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A Decent Guitar for Beginners

I got this guitar as part of a "Strat Pack" (along with the Bullet 150 15W amp, tuner, and strap). I actually bought two packs - one for myself...Read complete review

I got this guitar as part of a "Strat Pack" (along with the Bullet 150 15W amp, tuner, and strap). I actually bought two packs - one for myself and one for my son.Yes, the guitar has some rough edges, but after doing a quick set-up, it plays just fine. The action is smooth (with no buzzing), the intonation is spot on, and it stays in tune better than some of the stock tuners on my more expensive guitars.I swapped out the stock pick-ups and replaced them with a couple of rails and a Seymour Duncan humbucker. I replaced the nut, bridge saddles, and tension posts with GraphTech replacements. I took the knobs off and replaced them with black chrome "Tele" knobs -- all of this because I wanted a cheap guitar to practice my "guitar tech skills" on. I now have a solid back-up guitar. Money and time well-spent!

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing beginner to intermediate guitar

By miniman

from New York

Comments about Squier Affinity Series Fat Strat Electric Guitar:

I have been playing guitar for about 7 years now and i have had a few guitars, but for overall playability ikeepcoming back to the old squier. seriously, people that complain that you cant get a good tone out of this are crazy. plug one of these into a good old tube amp and it will give you allthe chimey strat tones you could want all the way up to any array of full bore metal tones. sure, its cheap, but isnt that what an electric guitar should be. i have played fenders costing 5 tmes as much and can hardly tell the difference. if you are an advanced player, i would recommend upgrading the pickups and possibly bridge, but for the rest majority of guitar players, this could be all the guitar you will ever need. If you do buy one of these however, be warned, they need a good set up and a good looking at before you can expect them to play like a custom shop strat, so give them the attention they deserve. i mean, ultimately, thats what makes a custom shop worth more... time spent setting it up. So stop feeling like you need to spend a million dollars on a guitar that really only should cost a couple hundred.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ditto Ditto Ditto

By Greggr

from San Diego, CA

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Plays just fine

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Learning
  • Practicing

Comments about Squier Affinity Series Fat Strat Electric Guitar:

I am an experienced accoustic guitarist that decided to try to learn to play lead/electric. I bought this guitar cuz I'd rather spend $200 than $2000 to find out if I will keep going. I got the guitar, changed to super-slinky's (totally necessary) then took it to a great guitar shop (Moze in La Mesa, CA) to get it dialed in. It cost $50 to get this guitar all dialed up and sweet. I am having a ball with it. The neck is 99% perfect, it holds tune very nicely. I am super happy with it. Oh BTW do get the Affinity and not the Bullet, which I think are Affinity guitars that failed QA. Just my humble opinion.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

good guitar, if you replace the humbucker

By zane Milkdud

from in your imagination

Comments about Squier Affinity Series Fat Strat Electric Guitar:

this guitar is simply astonishing, and if you take my advice on the coil tapping humbucker, it would be the most sonicly virsatile guitar in your inventory.
I got this guitar in the "Stop Dreaming Start Playing" pack, and it is awsome.The only problem is the bridge pickup sucks. It is too thin sounding, and doesn't allow for the classic Strat sound. which is why I recomend a coil tappable D'marzio or ,if you are willing to put down the extra money, the Gibson 498T (I have the coil-splittable Gibson in mine and it is amazing). One thing I am pleasently supprised about is the trem. It keeps tuning stability as well as some Floyds I've used, and the remarkable tuners also add to the tuning stability. This is an intsrument that is not just for kids and beginers, this is also a supprising instument for the professional on a budget.
the build quality on this master piece is rediculously good. The tuners are better than most, and the neck is the same with almost no buzzing anywhere. The only thing showing its three-year-old age is the wobbly trem arm ( an easy fix with a nut and JB welding mateirials).
If you scratched off the logos on this guitar and an American model, not even a fender employee could tell the difference in quality.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Surprisingly Nice Guitar

By Slowhand9495

from Jackson, TN

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Comments about Squier Affinity Series Fat Strat Electric Guitar:

Picked this guitar up from an individual used just to add to my collection. What a wonderful surprise. It has some unique tones and plays well. Haven't had any tuning issues yet. Worth the money if you want an extra guitar or if you're just starting out.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great for the price

By alex19191

from ohio

Comments about Squier Affinity Series Fat Strat Electric Guitar:

this guitar's pickups offer a variety of different tones and sounds for its price, its just as good as a fender standard strat only it says squier and its from Indonesia, it looks great and sounds great for its price, and this guitar will last you a long time

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Awesome Guitar for the money

By MattB-Gi3H_

from Newark, DE

Comments about Squier Affinity Series Fat Strat Electric Guitar:

I bought this as a beater as I have an American standard strat and wanted something similar. I wasn't expecting much for $150 but I was pleasantly surprised when I got it out of the box and tuned it up and started played. This guitar has a great sound and resonance for being so cheap. The fretwork and neck are actually better than most of the MIM strats I have played (although there is no comparison with the American on this area). The body paint was flawless. The only gripe is that is seems liek there is no finish at all on the neck..it feels like it is finely sanded wood but that was in direct comparison to my American strat. It has a good metal sound especially through a Boss DS-1 box and my little marshall lead 12. Through my carvin half stack this thing rocks with a nice full humbucker tone. Just do not tun up the distrotion all the way as it makes some wicked sounds. BTW, this thing does not buzz at all. The Chinese manufacturers sure know how to make a decent guitar. For this price everyone should be playing guitar. I might buy a couple other like a single coil strat and a tele.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Strat for you budget!

By Graybeard19

from saint joseph, MO

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Comments about Squier Affinity Series Fat Strat Electric Guitar:

I have played electric guitar for some 42 yrs and my first electric was a Fender candy apple red strat made in 1960. My fat strat plays better in my opinion! Having a humbucker in the bridge position is the best of both worlds, single coils and humbuckers, the ultimate! Finish is excellent, could use better pots for tone and volume, but that isn't too expensive.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT FOR ANYONE

By Caboose243-D_7Wb

from Cali

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Comments about Squier Affinity Series Fat Strat Electric Guitar:

I bought this about 5 years ago. i stopped playing it when i bought an ESP, and Dean, and now a schecter. Ive dropped this thing so many times, and nothing has broken. i pulled it out of storage recently and its my favorite guitar even with the stock pickups. it plays very smooth, the frets are low and are really fast. The single coils suck but if you are into rock, the humbucker is surprisingly good. this thing just seems to get better with age!

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It doesn't get much better.

By theScourge666

from New York

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Comments about Squier Affinity Series Fat Strat Electric Guitar:

For what you pay, you get a NICE guitar. Mine cost me $200 when I bought it, and every penny was worth it. It came with the default equipment, but even that was pretty awesome stuff. The strings held up for about a year, the pickups were pretty good from the off, and it hasn't chipped or broken anywhere. I paid $300 for a Jackson and it was equally as good. However, Fenders are a little bit better, if you've got the money for one.

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love it!

By Jason Dick

from Ohio

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Comments about Squier Affinity Series Fat Strat Electric Guitar:

The sound quality is tremendous, you can get some good acoustics, and with a distortion pedal, you canget amazing metal sounds. Even without a distortion pedal, the pickups sound amazing. The bigest reason you can do this is because the two dingle coil pickups and the humbuckler pickup give you four different settings that you can choose to use for many different sounds.
The whammy bar only goes lower, not higher, but everything els is great.
It is a great guitar overall I had an experienced guitar player look at it, and he said that the action could be lower, but it didn't take much to fix.
I got mine at a diferent place, and it is great for the price. I've played some more expencive ones and they were only about as good. So for the money, this is probibly the best guitar you can get.

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