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  • Alder body
  • Maple neck and fretboard
  • 2 single-coil pickups
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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.

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Features

  • Alder body
  • Maple neck and fretboard
  • 2 single-coil pickups
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • Medium-jumbo frets

It was the first. It's still the best. It's the Telecaster. It's crying your name. Heed the call.

 
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SquierAffinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 138 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (108)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (14)
  • Good tone (14)
  • Fun to play (13)
  • Good pick up (13)
  • Solid electronics (11)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (14)
    • Practicing (13)
    • Recording (10)
    • Rock concerts (9)
    • Small venues (8)
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      • Experienced (12)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Squier Affinity Telecaster review

    I purchased a blue affinity series Tele from MF. When the box arrived(packed well enough to go around the world!) I was like a little kid at Christmas. Believe it or...Read complete review

    I purchased a blue affinity series Tele from MF. When the box arrived(packed well enough to go around the world!) I was like a little kid at Christmas. Believe it or not, it was in perfect tune, right out of the box.Action is something I'm very finicky about. The factory set up on this guitar could not have been better. The guitar's finish is gorgeous. Kind of has a purple flip to it in the right light. The neck is raw maple...VERY fast.Very comfortable. The guitar's nut was faulty. The g would pop out of the slot when you bent the string. The high e also popped out of it's slot. I always have my guitars set up, regardless. My tech did a quick level, crown and polish of all the frets, and installed a new bone nut with a fresh set of .009-.042's. The guitar is perfect now! Truly one of my favorites. I've owned far more expensive guitars and this one is a keeper.Spending more doesn't always mean you'll get a better product. I recorded a track for my cd with this guitar, I liked it so much!! The finish does chip easily. Try not to bump it. These things do happen. On to the sound....this baby can do anything. Blues, Jazz, Rock, Metal. Extremely diverse and easy to play.I prefer the middle pickup as I think that is where it sounds best for cleans. Rear pup suits higher treble tones and rock sounds. The frets are going to be worn off of this from playing it :) I play this guitar a lot more than My 80's Charvel, Epiphone wildkat(Also bought from MF) and Twin Les Paul's. Don't let the Squier name or overseas crafting fool you. These are awesome guitars. The guitar doesn't cost a lot of $$$ How can you go wrong? Even with a defective nut, I give this guitar 5 stars! LOVE IT!!! I highly recommend it.

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    Excellent guitar after setup!

    I give this guitar a 5 out of 10 only because of the extremely low quality control on the factory setup and the hardware (tuning keys, bridge, input jack plate and pickup...Read complete review

    I give this guitar a 5 out of 10 only because of the extremely low quality control on the factory setup and the hardware (tuning keys, bridge, input jack plate and pickup selector) are of low quality however, I do not plan on upgrading them. Everything works fine and I very gentle with my guitars.
    Not much to mention, its a solid body hard tail guitar with a bolt on neck.
    Out of the box this guitar was a mess. Very sharp frets, extremely high action, intonation off on every string and the neck had a inward bow. Not to mention a slight crack (very slight but noticeable) in the body at the neck joint. I did however expected this from a cheap guitar. After a complete setup - filing the frets, setting the action, setting the intonation and straightening out the neck I must say......I love it, absolutely love it. It is by far one of the most comfortable guitars I have ever played. The neck is perfect for chording jazz and classical chords. I play it clean through both pickups (in the middle position) and the tone is amazing. I can't imagine a custom shop tele playing or sounding much better than this squire.
    Off the chart once it is properly set up.

    Reviewed by 138 customers

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    5.0

    Alot of respect For This Guitar

    By Bruman

    from MN

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      I grew up when cheap electrics were just that...cheap junk you could barely play. New players these days have got it made. The quality of these Affinity Teles are way above average, even compared to the so-called pro quality stuff out there. I have a ten year old Affinity Tele, and it's just about perfect. The only bad thing about mine were the very sharp-edged Allen Screws on the saddles. I brought my dremmel out and took care of that problem. Forget about what the headstock says, this is one serious, well made guitar that is meant to play with the big boys. Great neck, nice Alder body, full-sized pots. Just a very nice guitar worth way more than the asking price. No complaints. It plays every bit as good as my American Standard Tele.

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      5.0

      Affinity Series Telecaster

      By Bondsman

      from Shorewood, IL

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      Great little Tele, sounds good and has a good neck for playability, change out the strings to your own liking and you will be set.

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      4.0

      Don't judge by Price

      By RicTodd

      from Carlisle, PA

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        This is an excellent guitar for a beginner as well as an experienced musician. For the price, you can't go wrong. It's a keeper.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Pretty Good

        By chris120

        from Bozeman,MT

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        Came delivered completely out of tune-but I tuned it up and it sounds good-my first tele. stays in tune, low action with zero fret buzz and I love the neck. The neck is a bit narrower than my strat, but thicker front to back. Very comfortable for my hands. The only negative is the sharp fret edges-getting those smoothed out (it is at the shop right now). Pretty nice budget guitar. Good sustain.

        The stock strings instantly turned my fingers black-and stained the unfinished fretboard (oil on the strings? -I wish there was a gloss on the fretboard like my MIM strat. I do love the shape of the neck so much, I am thinking of upgrading the pups.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Everything is perfect!

        By Sho

        from Tbilisi

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

            Everything was perfect. Packaging. Delivery time. all was good!
            Very satisfied with the guitar

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Tele - Unbelievable Price!

            By Stanlo

            from Kentucky

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Awesome Value For
            • Classic Tele Sounds
            • Fret Board Well Finished
            • Good Tone
            • Great build quality
            • Tuners Work Well

            Cons

            • 3-way Switch Is Cheap

            Best Uses

            • Any Style Music

            Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

            Believe it or not, I love this guitar. Can't believe that Squire/Fender sells them so cheap. I have 15 guitars, with 8 being Fenders - American Standards, Specials and one Custom Tele. This plays very well, the frets are finished nicely, the tuners hold tune well, no buzzing, and three distinct voicings from the 3-way switch. Want that tele twang and versatility without spending alot? Then get this! You won't be disappointed.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Squier Affinity Telecaster review

            By Jay-D

            from CT

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            Ask me a question

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

              I purchased a blue affinity series Tele from MF. When the box arrived(packed well enough to go around the world!) I was like a little kid at Christmas. Believe it or not, it was in perfect tune, right out of the box.Action is something I'm very finicky about. The factory set up on this guitar could not have been better. The guitar's finish is gorgeous. Kind of has a purple flip to it in the right light. The neck is raw maple...VERY fast.Very comfortable. The guitar's nut was faulty. The g would pop out of the slot when you bent the string. The high e also popped out of it's slot. I always have my guitars set up, regardless. My tech did a quick level, crown and polish of all the frets, and installed a new bone nut with a fresh set of .009-.042's. The guitar is perfect now! Truly one of my favorites. I've owned far more expensive guitars and this one is a keeper.Spending more doesn't always mean you'll get a better product. I recorded a track for my cd with this guitar, I liked it so much!! The finish does chip easily. Try not to bump it. These things do happen. On to the sound....this baby can do anything. Blues, Jazz, Rock, Metal. Extremely diverse and easy to play.I prefer the middle pickup as I think that is where it sounds best for cleans. Rear pup suits higher treble tones and rock sounds. The frets are going to be worn off of this from playing it :) I play this guitar a lot more than My 80's Charvel, Epiphone wildkat(Also bought from MF) and Twin Les Paul's. Don't let the Squier name or overseas crafting fool you. These are awesome guitars. The guitar doesn't cost a lot of $$$ How can you go wrong? Even with a defective nut, I give this guitar 5 stars! LOVE IT!!! I highly recommend it.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              IN FREAKING CREDIBLE

              By Shane Miller

              from Shawnee, KS

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              Pros

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

              Cons

              • I Paid Too Little

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts

              Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

              Just forgot one thing, the only thing I can realy see that some may have an issue with on this guitar, which is totally a matter of taste by the way is the pick ups. The bridge is bright and very pronounced but learn to turn a knob people is all I would say to these complaints. Roll back the tone, adjust your amp as well and find your sound. This guitar is awesome!

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              IN FREAKING CREDIBLE

              By Shane Miller

              from Shawnee, KS

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              Pros

              • Excellent Setup
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Killer Tuners
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Reaching Nirvana
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts

                Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                When I ordered this I thought to myself, "what have I done? I just bought about the cheapest guitar you can buy. what am I doing?" So that was my mind set going in. It came 2 days later and I kid you not it is the best guitar I have bought in years. (and I've bought quite a few by the way) The quality of this thing is impecable for the money. The tuners are the best I've ever had I think. This thing will stay in tune like nobody's business, and I was bending the bejeezus out of all 4 bottom strings. I couldn't believe it. And it plays awesome. Really well set up, vey nice low action but absolutely no buzz whatsoever. I was blown away. In the last few years I have owned an American G&L tele, and a plethora of mid range price axes and this is by far the best one. I've had an es 335, SG, LP, Strat, es 339, Jazzmaster, but at the end of the day I'm a tele guy at heart. Went searching for something better and couldn't find it. The funny thing is, the main reason I bought this is because it looks almost exactly like the first guitar I ever owned back in 1989, a mexican Fender I believe. It was destiny. This is one killer guitar regardless of the price. They could easily sell this for a lot more! At this price every guitar player should have one.

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Blown Away. . .

                By baconator007

                from Albany, GA

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                Pros

                • Beautifully Crafted
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Nice low action
                • Stays in tune well

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                  Let me first say that I am no stranger to the guitar or to quality musical instruments. I've been playing for 9 years now, and I've purchased some pretty terrible instruments over the years that fell within this <200 price range. You honestly can't expect much from such an inexpensive guitar. But, I've always wanted a Tele, and so, after reading reviews on this certain guitar, I hesitantly bought one in Arctic White. . .

                  The guitar was on my porch only three days later, and upon opening the package I realized what a bargain this was. I have NEVER played a guitar that cost so little but played so well!!!!!!!!!!! A truly amazing buy. The guitar stays in tune quite well, has a solid sound with each pickup, came with stellar action, has a beautiful paint job, and sounds great with every kind of music imaginable. I don't know when Squier started making decent guitars, but this is a steal. Seriously. I am in no way regretful of spending about two hundred George Washingtons on this guitar. I would have paid way more for it!!!!!!!! I've read reviews that brand this guitar as a "beginner" guitar, but, I beg to differ. This Tele could easily be sold for double or even triple the price. You won't find another guitar that plays this "smooth" under two hundred good-ole' American cash moneyzzzzzz, or even SIX HUNDRED, for that matter. I'm telling you, this thing is legit. I cannot express to you my happiness with this purchase. I was not expecting a guitar so well made. I actually wanted a "fixer-upper" but, there's nothing to fix!!!!!!!!! It's wayyyyyyyyyy more playable than my Epiphone Les Paul copy and my Ibanez Gio, both of which cost me more than this Tele. My Epiphone and Ibanez won't stay in tune for anything. It's annoying. But, this Tele has given me no trouble at all thus far!!!

                  Of course, if you buy it and the pickups, knobs, or tuning keys aren't up to your high standards, they can always be replaced. Always. Stock parts (like the hardware and electrical components) of ANY guitar are not the best in the world. (Duh.) However, they certainly do not need to be replaced on this guitar! This is a quality instrument at a VERY reasonable price. You will NOT find a better deal than this, I guarantee it. I'm already considering buying another one!!!

                  Well done, Squier. Well done.

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