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Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar  Black Maple Fretboard

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The Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar is the quintessential rockabilly, blues, and country solidbody. This is a modern Telecaster wit...Read More

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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.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

The world's most affordable genuine Tele!

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 151 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (114)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (25)
  • Fun to play (24)
  • Good tone (22)
  • Good pick up (20)
  • Solid electronics (16)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (21)
  • Practicing (20)
  • Recording (17)
  • Small venues (14)
  • Rock concerts (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (19), Professional musician (6), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great to mod

I wanted to buy a Telecaster for the longest time. Not only that, I wanted to make it my own and I was thinking of modding it. I'm not a person that likes...Read complete review

I wanted to buy a Telecaster for the longest time. Not only that, I wanted to make it my own and I was thinking of modding it. I'm not a person that likes to mess with guitars too much, especially if they're expensive, I like to keep them stock for as long as possible. Nevertheless, I wanted to venture on, and try to mod a guitar (this tele) to my liking. Don't get me wrong, out of the box, this is a great looking guitar, the neck is perfect, satin finish, straight as an arrow, no fret buzz, no sharp edges, perfect intonation. I was amazed! My only downside comes with the electronics, not bad, but you can do better (they feel a little flat for my taste). So I swapped out all the hardware, made it all with black hardware, bought a hot rail, coil tapped the humbucker, bought locking tuners and bam! (the only thing I regret is not making it a 4-way switch telecaster...but that will come soon enough).

So if you feel like taking apart your guitar and making it your own, without feeling guilty... GO FOR IT!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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.

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5.0

Excellent Guitar

By Joe D.

from New York

About Me Professional Musician

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:

      This guitar is great . I have been playing 30 years, owned guitars in all price ranges. If I didn't see the name or price tag I would never know it was a budget priced guitar. The tone and feel are great. Also the frets are finished well so no sharp edges on hands.
      Great guitar for the price.

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      5.0

      I was very impressed and happy with this guitar.

      By Luke

      from Ravenden AR

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Recording

        Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        It played like a charm and sounds great!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Playing mine professionally for months now

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        By brucemaiershow

        from Olympia, WA

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Recording

          Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

          I bought mine in Arctic white last summer as an " extra " guitar, figuring I could replace the pickups as long as the neck was half decent. Right out of the shipping box the instrument played as well as any of the 4 USA tellies I've owned over the years. It sounds fantastic and stays in tune. It looks great and has been an asset to all my recording projects and Live shows. I feel a little sorry for my Strat, as it's taken a back seat to this little well-made Chinese version of one of the most iconic guitars of all time. The selector switch failed and I replaced with a new one early on. I bought a nice vintage case for her and it's a beautiful package! Totally love this guitar!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great Guitar

          By Gramps

          from Eugene Oregon

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Not too heavy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Playing

            Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

            I haven't had this guitar long enough to give it a completely fair evaluation, But so far I have found nothing about it I don't like. It stays in tune, and does not need a setup.. The friends that have seen and played it agree..This is a great guitar for the $$$,

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            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Black and White Tele is a beutiful thing.

            By Walt

            from Saco, Maine

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

              I'm surprised and disappointed that a new guitar needs setup work when I receive it.

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Guitar!

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              By brucemaiershow

              from Olympia, WA

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              Pros

              • Good Pick Up

              Cons

              • Bad Three Way Switch

              Best Uses

              • Professional Shows
              • Rock Concerts

              Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

              First off, I've owned three American Telecasters and one American Strat in the past, but have played a Mexican made Strat for eight years and a Chinese (es 175 ) Jazz box for ten. Where they are made means zero to me. How they are built, functionality are key. This instrument was set up very nicely from the factory, but was not the color I thought I was buying. Musician's Friend offered to exchange, but I fell in love with it and didn't want to let it go.Just 48 hours later, the three-way switch went out. Again, MF was real nice about it, offering an exchange. Instead, I opted to buy a new Di Marzio 3-way Tele switch and install myself .. Problem solved! Excellent guitar and I bought a new Vintage Tweed case for her and I'm proud to play the instrument anywhere, and it's ready to record! Strong pickups, incredible neck and stays in perfect tune. What more could you want? Looks, feel, play-ability and tone. Perfect! Thank you Musicians Friend for doing our best to please me,but she's mine and you can't have her back! lol

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Buy

              By John J

              from New Castle, PA

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                I can't believe how much I love this guitar. I bought it with the intent of putting it in an open tuning and having it available when I play out. I was going to use it mainly for slide playing. Looks like it will be getting a lot more use than I originally thought. In fact, I liked it so much that I played it for a week before I even put it in an open tuning to see how it sounds with a slide...sounds pretty nice.

                So far I've used it at rehearsal, and for some recording. This instrument at this price is a no brainer.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                This little guitar is GREAT .

                By Laslo

                from Columbus Ohio

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                  Right out of the box enjoyable. The pickups aren't nearly as strong as my Strat so I turned the amp up ,no big deal . The finish was flawless , it stays in tune and plays like a guitar costing much much more. I love this thing.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Playable right out of the box

                  By Laslo

                  from Columbus Ohio

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                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Opened The Shipping Box

                  Cons

                  • Poor Pick Up

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                  Opened the shipping box ,tuned it and played it. I was very happy with the factory set up. The action was amazing , the finish was flawless. For the price , a lot of guitar. The pickups are wimpy but that's an easy fix that I counted on from the get-go. All in all I am totally satisfied with my purchase . Every experience that I've had with Musicians Friend (which has been many) had been pleasant.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Squires are most of the time a best buy

                  By Squirefan

                  from Greeley, Colorado

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Value

                  Cons

                  • Some But Not All Squires

                  Best Uses

                  • Awesome Starter Guitars

                  Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                  I can buy any Fender product made. and it never ceases to amaze me how i am drawn to the Squires. now some squires are too cheaply made for my taste. But there are some that are an amazing value. i consider them the quality of yesterdays Fenders. And for some reason, i generally find the guitar tone to be more of my liking than with most fender branded guitars. If you dont have to have the name FENDER on the headstock, Squire is a great way to go.

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