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Squier Affinity Series Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard  Race Red

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Squier Affinity Series guitars are among the best value in electric guitar design. The Affinity Series Stratocaster delivers solid sound and style, a...Click To Read More About This Product

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Low action and a fast neck make this affordable Strat design ideal for lead guitarists.

Squier Affinity Series guitars are among the best value in electric guitar design. The Affinity Series Stratocaster delivers solid sound and style, and new for 2013 are a two-color headstock logo, three-ply white/black/white pickguard, and eye-catching finishes. Other features include three single-coil pickups with five-way switching, smooth-playing rosewood fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets, synchronous tremolo bridge and large '60s-style headstock.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Gloss Polyurethane
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: C modern
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 9.5 in.
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.60 in. (40.6 mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: SSS
  • Neck: Standard single-coil
  • Middle: Standard single-coil
  • Bridge: Standard single-coil
  • Brand: Squier
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 5-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: 6-saddle vintage-style syncronized tremolo
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast
  • Color: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Electronics
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None

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SquierAffinity Series Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

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    (9)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (13)
  • Good feel (12)
  • Good tone (10)
  • Good pick up (8)
  • Solid electronics (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (9)
  • Practicing (9)
  • Recording (6)
  • Small venues (6)
  • School bands (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Squire Affinity Strat

I can review this guitar with just five words UN-BE-LIEV-A-BLE. The fit and finish of this guitar are every bit as good as a Mexican Strat, and the neck and frets are better!...Read complete review

I can review this guitar with just five words UN-BE-LIEV-A-BLE. The fit and finish of this guitar are every bit as good as a Mexican Strat, and the neck and frets are better! The Surf Green finish is flawless. As soon as I received it,I already had my files out to get ready to dress the fret ends,like I have to do on a Mexican Strat,but I didn't even need to,they were perfect! The pups are a little bright, but you can always roll the tone off,easier to take it out than put it in. I was thinking of sanding off the Affinity and Squire decals from the headstock, but I'm going to keep them on because I want people to know how good these guitars are. The Chinese have guitar building down to a science. Yep, they beat us once again.

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Nice guitar for the price point, but upgrade the hardware.

Good guitar at the price point, it gets alot better if you hot rod it with some new upgrades. Love the competition orange paint job, looks great.

Good guitar at the price point, it gets alot better if you hot rod it with some new upgrades. Love the competition orange paint job, looks great.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Squire Affinity Strat

By me

from St.Louis

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Squier Affinity Series Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard:

I can review this guitar with just five words UN-BE-LIEV-A-BLE. The fit and finish of this guitar are every bit as good as a Mexican Strat, and the neck and frets are better! The Surf Green finish is flawless. As soon as I received it,I already had my files out to get ready to dress the fret ends,like I have to do on a Mexican Strat,but I didn't even need to,they were perfect! The pups are a little bright, but you can always roll the tone off,easier to take it out than put it in. I was thinking of sanding off the Affinity and Squire decals from the headstock, but I'm going to keep them on because I want people to know how good these guitars are. The Chinese have guitar building down to a science. Yep, they beat us once again.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great bargin

By FWolfe

from Conroe Tx

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Squier Affinity Series Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard:

    What a beautiful color guitar. This makes a great gift for a budding guitarist friend of mine. Her favorite color is Purple.I have adjusted all the action and intonation as well as check the neck alignment before I present it to her. I do not want to let it go. I am sure updated pickups would make it sound like its American Standards Brother! The quality and sound as well as the way it plays is fantastic for the price. I would recommend this quality guitar to anyone, novice or professional.

    (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best tone strat I own

    By Stanko

    from Ganglandchicago

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Squier Affinity Series Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard:

      Installed a set of Dominger USA single coils, new pots switch fender neck plate jack brass block and fender saddles sanded off squire label with 800 grit new spaghetti label. Fresh strings and setup. Voila a 300 guitar with more tone and sustain than my stock american standard with the all rosewood neck. Affinity has really stepped up their game. This was the most inexpensive way to get a cool pink strat. Body was not plywood It was 3 pieces glued together. Also weighs more than my all rosewood neck american standard

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best guitar value--period

      By Stratopastor

      from Houston, TX

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Light Weight
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • everything

        Comments about Squier Affinity Series Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard:

        I've bought quite a few Affinity Strats, a Telecaster and a Musicmaster and although I have been pleased with them all, they have all had at least one fret that was either too low or too high. This guitar did not have this problem. Because of the light weight, I play these Affinities and almost never use my real Strats anymore.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        I've had one for nearly 8 years

        By Pack22

        from Alabama

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Affordable Fender Tone
        • Classic Look
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • Pickups Aren't As Hot

        Best Uses

        • Building A Hotrod
        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Squier Affinity Series Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard:

        I bought my Affinity Strat in 2006 and I have always liked it. I am a big Eric Clapton fan so a SSS Stratocaster was a must for me. I was 17 and broke so the Squier was the most affordable option and I have gigged hard ever since with it but it has just kept on plugging. It's got good tone and plays fairly easily. The pickups are not as high output as many Fender vintage noiseless but if you want a guitar to put hotrod pickups and any other custom touches too...this one is affordable and perfect. Mine has NEVER disappointed me so if you want an affordable strat then look no further. Perfect first electric and gigging guitar for the seasoned player alike

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome

        By El Diablo

        from New Orleans

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Venues

          Comments about Squier Affinity Series Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard:

          I've been playing Strats for going on 50 years. I play professionally and have them from U.S., Mexico and Japan. My wife gave me a Pink Affinity as a surprise birthday present as she noticed I liked the color when walking through a local store. She doesn't really understand quality differences etc. so I always tell her not to buy me guitars. But she went ahead and bought this without my knowing. For the money (under 200) you couldn't ask for anything more. Great neck, perfect intonation on the entire neck, light weight, well balanced, beautiful finish, bell like tone. And yes I would take it to a gig. It's not a 1000. guitar but the the people listening to it wouldn't know the difference. hats off to Fender and their Chinese partners.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Exceeded my expectations

          By gigadude7

          from South Georgia

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Amazing Factory Setup
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Great Nut
          • Perfect finish

          Cons

          • Bad Stock Strings
          • Poor Tremelo System

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Squier Affinity Series Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard:

          I've had bad experiences with squier in the past, but I'd like to say that this was not one of them. This guitar easily merits a price tag triple what it has. It's smooth to play, and has an amazing finish. I can bear the squier logo proudly.

          For the cons:
          Bad stock strings - They can be replaced easily so it's no big deal.
          Poor factory intonation - Another simple fix, nothing worth skipping this for.
          The little hole that you put the whammy bar into smells REALLY bad, so I don't recommend getting to close to it unless you hold your breath. Honestly though, if you find yourself in a situation where your nose is continually getting that close to the bridge, you might need to reconsider some life choices. Other than that, the thing is nearly flawless.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very satisfied

          By William Bush

          from New Hampshire

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          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Squier Affinity Series Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard:

            I am a hobbyist and play mostly at home. I used to play in a band 20 years ago with a Korean knock-off telecaster modified with replacement pick-ups. After taking a break from playing guitar I recently got a couple of cheap humbucker guitars because I did not want to be bothered by any static noise of single coils. However, I missed the brighter, screaming, howling and twangy sound of single coils. I like the classic feel and look of the stratocaster and ended up picking the squier affinity because of the race red color. I was shocked when I unwrapped this guitar: The quality is great. It has a three-ply pickguard, good pots and the switch feels solid. It has plastic knobs which is standard for strat. Vintage tremolo feels solid. It played well right out of the box. Supposedly it has has slightly thinner and lighter body than standard strat that's a plus to me. I know people write about replacing pick-ups and hardware but unless you know what you are doing I would leave this as is. It sounds and plays great the way it is through my cheap multi-effect. The single coils are wired in a way that the static noise disappears when you use middle pick-up combined with either bridge or neck pick-up. This is a really great guitar all my other guitars ended up in their case stored away and I will probably get a second affinity for modifications.

            (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            For The Price, Awesome!

            By petterpaul

            from pasco, wa

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            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Tone

            Cons

            • Fret Buzz
            • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Squier Affinity Series Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard:

            I bought one of these for myself in Sunburst. I was happy with it, though it will not work well with a Capo. This review is on the Blue model, and it is the 2nd one I bought. This time for my son, as his first electric guitar. I would give this guitar 5 stars, but clearly if you can not use a Capo on it? There something not right with the design. It plays fine with no Capo, in Standard E. It can take abuse. Over all this is a good Fender Product. It is just not the real deal if you want a serious Stratocaster.. Though it is a spot on replica with cheaper wood and parts.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Shell Pink Strat

            By Chuck

            from Texas

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Squier Affinity Series Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard:

                This was a very well built Squier, absolutely nothing on it to fix. I bought it in order to finally have a Fender based Shell Pink guitar, the color is good but not what old pics of shell pink had me expecting - I still wouldn't give it up though because it is a subtle pink that looks nice.

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