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Squier Affinity Series Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar Montego Black Metallic

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The Squier Affinity Strat HSS is an entry-level electric guitar that will surprise you all of it's great features including a lightweight alder body,...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 01-05-2018

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A starter guitar with a humbucker and two single-coil pickups.

The Squier Affinity Strat HSS is an entry-level electric guitar that will surprise you all of it's great features including a lightweight alder body, bolt-on maple neck, and a rosewood fingerboard. It is equipped with two single-coil pickups and one humbucking pickup, which are controlled with a 5-way blade switch, a master volume and two tone controls. All hardware is chrome, including die-cast tuners, and a synchronous tremolo bridge. A large '60s style headstock adds a classic style to this affordable guitar.

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FEATURES
Model Name: Fat Strat HSS
Series: Affinity Series
Body: Alder
Neck: Maple, "C" shape, (polyurethane finish)
Fingerboard: rosewood, 9.5" radius (241 mm)
No. of Frets: 21 medium jumbo
Pickups: 2 single-coil pickups (neck/mid), 1 humbucking pickup (bridge)
Controls: Master volume, tone 1. (neck pickup), tone 2. (middle pickup)
Pickup switching (5-position blade):

  • position 1. Bridge pickup

  • position 2. Bridge and middle pickup

  • position 3. Middle pickup

  • position 4. Middle and neck pickup

  • position 5. Neck pickup


  • Bridge: Synchronous tremolo
    Machine heads: Standard die-cast tuners
    Hardware: Chrome
    Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
    Width at Nut: 1.61" (40.9 mm)
    Unique features: Large '60s-style headstock, white plastic parts, black silkscreen logo, dot position inlays
    Strings: Fender Super 250L, (.009 to .042) Nickel Plated Steel

    Grab this affordable gem from Fender. Order today.

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    SquierAffinity Series Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar
     
    4.8

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fun to play (5)
    • Good feel (5)
    • Good pick up (4)
    • Good tone (4)
    • Solid electronics (4)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (5)
    • Jamming (4)
    • Small venues (3)
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      • Experienced (3)

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    (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing.

    By Alex Hansen

    from Salt Lake City

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    Comments about Squier Affinity Series Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

    I'm super satisfied with this guitar, and although I plan on replacing it soon, thats based on technical requirements to suit my style, not the quality. Many of my friends who play is can't believe its a squire.
    Pretty standard features for a squire strat, though the Humbucker is a great addition. It stands out from other squires for sure, in a good way.
    The finish has worn in a few spots from plain abuse, and the tuning machines arent the best - more than slight trem use will knock it out of tune without replacing the tuners. The Trem itself isnt bad though, the bar screws in well and stays where you want it, but can easily be pushed aside. I took my bar off though. Until you get different knobs, I wouldnt bother. Sound quality is pretty good too. Definetly not high end pickups, but they still sound great.The neck is amazing, unfortunately not 24 frets though, which would suit the humbucker nicely, but I cannot express how fast and smooth it plays - maybe I just got lucky, but maybe theyre all like that.
    A great and versitile guitar. And an amazing price. It may just be a starter guitar, but I've played many other guitars that cost 2x to 10x as much and arent nearly as good.

    (10 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Wow!

    By Guest-9_VYL

    from Maine

    Comments about Squier Affinity Series Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

    Wow. I played this guitar at a music store today and it is literally one of the best guitars i have ever used, it has a great sound and great action.... as a semi pro i say any one ,beginner-pro, that is looking at this guitar should buy it.

    (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    HOLY CRAP I'M IN LOVE

    By projectz

    from parkersburg, WV

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    Comments about Squier Affinity Series Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

    i got this in a "guitar-in-a-box" pack with an amp and everything for $350, and i would buy the guitar alone for that much. i'v had mine for 2 years (a hand me down from my dad after he got his Epi LP) and i love it. it sounds clear and crisp, but not ass twangy as a normal strat. it stays in tune for about a day at a time, even with heavy whammy bar abuse. this thing is one million times better than the bullet strat.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great for tweaking tone

    By Jason

    from Ohio

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    Pros

    • Comfortable shape
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Neck

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Squier Affinity Series Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

      For a long time I have enjoyed playing a wide variety of guitars, but when I want one to kinda tweak on, I love to pick up a relatively inexpensive Squier, like the affinity. I have the candy apple red, and the fit and finish of the guitar is very good. Out of the box, it was in need of a proper setup. Once that was done, it played quite well. The stock pickups are OK, but sounded awful until adjusted. I did replace the pickups, bridge saddles and sustain block with aftermarket parts, and this guitar sounds and feels like a guitar that costs many times more.

      (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful Guitar!

      By Lee

      from Yuba City CA.

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Coil Combo
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Love The Humbuckersingle
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Squier Affinity Series Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

        Thank you so much for your Excellent service and fast shipping. I play it everyday.

        (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great For Starters

        By AGuitaristWhoLikesRock

        from Red Deer AB

        Comments about Squier Affinity Series Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

        I recommend this guitar for anyone who is purchasing to decide whether or not they want to play a guitar. It has a large range of sound and includes a whammy bar.Also it looks kinda cool. Mine had a small chip on it but that was probally just rotten luck. It feels sturdy and is actually a high quality(In my opinion) and for the price its a steal.

        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great for the price

        By Kebbler

        from Undisclosed

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        Comments about Squier Affinity Series Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

        I bought this as a starter guitar. I was amazed at the clean sound it has. but also has a great heavy sound when you apply distortion. The neck is not to thick and its very comfortable. though, it goes out of tune in maybe an hour of playing with ernie ball super slinky strings. I reccommend buying this for starting.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        great product with minor imperfections !!-

        By blue

        from northern michigan

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Squier Affinity Series Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

          for an open box item ---not real bad --plays great --looks real nice --although wammy bar use -it dosent stay tuned to well --copla songs and its out !!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          GREAT BUY

          By Mick

          from ALTOONA IOWA

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Squier Affinity Series Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

            this is a good GUITAR for the money. I have read bad reviews on this one DO NOT BELIVE IT.
            THIS is not a 1000.00 guitar.But you did not pay that for it.YOU CAN JAM OUT WITH THIS!!!!

            steps above the bullet

             
            5.0

            Great Guitar

            By Alex's Mom

            from INDIANA

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Squier Affinity Series Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

              My son is really happy with this beautiful guitar

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