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Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Special Electric Guitar  Butterscotch Blonde 

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Got the hots for a butterscotch blonde Tele?Now you can own a Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Special, no matter what your budget. This special-run...Read More

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Burning for a butterscotch blonde?

Got the hots for a butterscotch blonde Tele?Now you can own a Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Special, no matter what your budget. This special-run guitar is a Fender-designed beauty. Sporting the most famous of all Telecaster finishes on an alder body, with bolt-on maple neck and maple fretboard with dot inlays. Also features a 25-1/2" scale length, with medium-jumbo frets, and two legendary Fender single-coil pickups. At this price, you can™t go wrong!

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

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SquierAffinity Series Telecaster Special Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 328 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (249)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (64)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (38)
  • Good feel (38)
  • Good tone (30)
  • Good pick up (22)
  • Solid electronics (14)

Cons

  • Poor pick up (4)
  • Fret buzz (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (36)
  • Jamming (34)
  • Small venues (25)
  • Recording (22)
  • Rock concerts (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (29), Professional musician (13), Novice (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

This is one amazing guitar

I always had the heart for Telecaster but at the same time I didn't want to spend fortune. Finally I decided to place an order for this on Black Friday season (musiciansfriend.com was doing...Read complete review

I always had the heart for Telecaster but at the same time I didn't want to spend fortune. Finally I decided to place an order for this on Black Friday season (musiciansfriend.com was doing 15% off special deal).

I was truly amazed by the quality of the guitar. Everything was in perfect condition. This was my first time I didn't have to set-up anything on new purchase. Right out of the box, it was already in excellent set-up condition so all I had to do was tuning it.

The real knock-out was when I plugged it in. It had all those special characteristics of Tele. The neck felt right, the electronics were good and it had that Tele twang!

Only minor issue was the edges of frets were very sharp. So I spent 30 minutes or so sanding them down a little.

If you want a Telecaster but don't want to spend fortune, this is the way to start. To be honest, I don't even think I will go for higher models. Instead, I might buy another one, particularly that Olympic White color!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not bad for the price

I got this guitar six years ago and its not bad sounding at all. The neck pickup is impressive for the price.

To get it to feel good and stay in...Read complete review

I got this guitar six years ago and its not bad sounding at all. The neck pickup is impressive for the price.

To get it to feel good and stay in tune I had to change the bridge, the tuners (installed fender lockers) and had to get the frets crowned and polished. Actually two of the cheap taylor ping tuners that it came with broke before I got the fender lockers..so it was down for a bit.

As far as electronics go, my bridge pickup doesnt work and the volume knob no longer turns the guitar down.

Overall this can be a great guitar if you're willing to spend a couple hundred on upgrades.

I would recommend this to a beginner guitarist.

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4.0

Great piece of wood

By ken10652

from Columbia, SC

About Me Experienced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Fun To Play

Cons

  • Poor Pick Up

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Small Venues

Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Special Electric Guitar:

I bought this because having always being a Gibson guy I thought the change would do me good. This is turning into a fantastic little project to get it to sound the way I want but its worth it. I added the B5 Bixby, new pickups, new controls and switch, a little teaking with the bridge and for all practical purposes I've got a Tele Standard, I LIKE IT! This plays fast, very comfortable fit to the hand and the weight is great. The factory electronics were for all intent poort easy to swap out and when you can this for the price they are asking you can certainly afford a few changes.

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5.0

GOT MY BLONDE!

By Midwest Preacher

from Middletown, OH

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Reviewer

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 Special Electric Guitar:

    Purposely waited to review because I purchased the Squire Vintage Strat as well.

    Ordered this Squire Tele because this is the only way I could afford the Tele sound. Ordered the Musician's Gear Tweed case to go with it as well. Guitar was well packed for shipping - no damage inside or outside the boxes.

    I honestly cannot find anything to complain about with this guitar. Neck pickup is exceptional while the bridge pickup pushes that "twangy" Tele sound which, by the way, is great for that 'chicken pickin' style found in classic country music. Body is solid; even on the heavy side. Great player.

    Overall, I am very well pleased with my purchase and would recommend this to anyone that wants that Tele sound.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Joyful

    By Dennisio

    from Summerhill, PA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • No cons

    Best Uses

    • All-around winner
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Special Electric Guitar:

    I had one of these years ago. Had to have one again.

    I took a chance on a scratch and dent for a BIG discount, turned out well.

    The neck is narrow at the top, so a fat-finger like me will be playing rhythm. Pickups fit my ear with a combination of clean highs and crunchy lows. I didn't have to mess with amp settings long before I found the tones I like.

    I recently sold a Fender MIM telecaster, and the Squier is the better guitar. Yeah, I know, doesn't make sense!

    Rock on.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This guity fast and smoothly.A graet guitar.

    By none

    from Florida

    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 Telecaster Special Electric Guitar:

      Very good guitar and very versatile in just about any type of music.

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      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Unbelievable value

      By Bruneau

      from Borrego Springs

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Feel

      Cons

      • Frets need dressing

      Best Uses

        Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Special Electric Guitar:

        A simply unbelievable value in a fine playing, good looking guitar

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        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        There are 2 different types of these beware !

        By Bassrich

        from Illinois

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Replaced The Electronics

        Cons

        • Poor Pick Up

        Best Uses

        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Special Electric Guitar:

        There are 2 different types of these beware ! the first on of these I got was in my opinion the one to stay away from as it had the smaller vintage frets and a plastic nut in the neck . I sent it back . The second one came with the amp in the starter pack . Its a great guitar and had a skunk stripe on the back of the neck with the proper sized frets as advertised . I replaced all the electronics as I do with any cheep guitar . Got bigger pots in it with a traditional 3 way switch and tele stacked Seymour Duncan pickups installed . No noise and it has that sweet tele spank to it all day long. Oh yess also the skunk stripe neck version that comes with the starter package and amp also has the string through body bridge . My ONLY complaint about this guitar is that the body is thinner than a standard Telecaster body should be . That is the reason I give this only 4 stars. I still have a brand new tele better than most out there and have a lot less than rapped up in it . And if I want to I can sell the amp and tuner I got in the package and cut my actual cost.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        No regret!!!

        By G.Butler

        from Kannapolis,N.C.

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Special Electric Guitar:

          I bought this guitar a few days ago,and although I have been a guitarist for over 45 years,this is the first time I have ever been this impressed with such an inexpensive guitar. I own several high-end guitars,I already find myself playing this one the most.Like some of the other reviews has stated the frets were sharp on the edges,but Icorrected that with a small drimal tool.After a few minor adjustments Iwould not trade it for many of the so-called higher-end imports.I was blow away by the sound of the stock pick-ups. Buy it!! make the minor adjustments. You will be glad you did!!!!

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          You'll be surprised....

          By Strat Guy

          from Winchester, VA

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          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Special Electric Guitar:

            I picked this up on a trade. You're going to laugh - I traded a MIM stratocaster for this Squier telecaster plus a really nice boutique reverb pedal. So yes, I downgraded (theoretically) with the guitar, but I really wanted that reverb pedal. Anyway, the reason I said "theoretically" was because honestly, I did not notice any discernible difference in playability or quality between instruments. I'm sure the hardware on the Squier is cheaper, but think about it - this guitar has metal knobs and strats have plastic. So, whatever. The nut is plastic, and I'll probably replace that. The bridge pickup is pretty decent, although I did notice a slight amount of muddiness on the low notes when using overdrive. The neck pickup is useless, which I understand is normal for telecasters. Dull, weak, with no clarity. Overall, this is a very good instrument that with a few inexpensive upgrades could be made into a great instrument. I'd say that it's very close in quality to the Fender MIM line. The finish is simply awesome! Of course it has the horrible pale maple neck that Fender has been using on these and their MIM guitars, but I can tell you from experience that these awful-looking necks WILL age over time with exposure to sunlight. Nothing about this instrument looks cheap, except for the Squier logo on the headstock. Ugh... hate to sound like a snob, but it's really unsightly. That's ok... I own sandpaper....

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            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            This is one amazing guitar

            By Jimmy Lee

            from Washington DC

            About Me Professional Musician

            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 Special Electric Guitar:

              I always had the heart for Telecaster but at the same time I didn't want to spend fortune. Finally I decided to place an order for this on Black Friday season (musiciansfriend.com was doing 15% off special deal).

              I was truly amazed by the quality of the guitar. Everything was in perfect condition. This was my first time I didn't have to set-up anything on new purchase. Right out of the box, it was already in excellent set-up condition so all I had to do was tuning it.

              The real knock-out was when I plugged it in. It had all those special characteristics of Tele. The neck felt right, the electronics were good and it had that Tele twang!

              Only minor issue was the edges of frets were very sharp. So I spent 30 minutes or so sanding them down a little.

              If you want a Telecaster but don't want to spend fortune, this is the way to start. To be honest, I don't even think I will go for higher models. Instead, I might buy another one, particularly that Olympic White color!

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Don't miss out on this one.

              By tboy

              from Alberquerque, NM

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              Ask me a question

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording

                Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Special Electric Guitar:

                I own 12 guitars. The tele Affinity is the least expensive guitar in my stable. But I like it very much. It has that unmistakable Tele sound. Fret dressing is not the greatest but other than that I have no complaints. The blonde finish is more butterscotch but I don't care.

                A really fine sounding axe. For the price....buy it!

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