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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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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 325 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (247)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (63)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (36)
  • Fun to play (35)
  • Good tone (28)
  • Good pick up (20)
  • Solid electronics (13)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Practicing (33)
  • Jamming (31)
  • Small venues (23)
  • Recording (19)
  • Rock concerts (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (27), Professional musician (12), 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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This guity fast and smoothly.A graet guitar.

By 

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 

    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 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      There are 2 different types of these beware !

      By 

      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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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      No regret!!!

      By 

      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 

        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 

          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 

            from Alberquerque, NM

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            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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              (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Poor electronics

              By 

              from Houston Texas

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Fun To Play

              Cons

              • Poor Pick Up

              Best Uses

              • Small Venues

              Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Special Electric Guitar:

              Arrived slightly damaged. Pick Guard Scratched. Electronics very loose has a shortage.

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              (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Its a steal with a little work

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              from KC Area

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              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Innards Suck
              • No Internal Shielding

              Best Uses

              • Any Venue For A Cheap Axe
              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Special Electric Guitar:

              I've had it and been playing it for about a year.

              Can't beat it for the money. Finish good, set-up ok. Hardware good to excellent, including the PU's. Be aware there is absolutely NO shielding on inside. I would replace strings and do a set-up, and at the same time, open it up and install copper foil with drain wires, install a real Fender selector switch, and replace PU and output wiring with shielded cable. Maybe also the output jack. Keep the tuners, PU's, and tail piece assembly. If you can do work yourself, its a steal. If not, its still a pretty good buy.

              With the above suggestions, the guitar changes from a 60 Hz hum monster to quiet as a mouse. Also, I noticed a significant improvement in tone when I replaced the selector switch. Go figure.

              This would be a great choice in some venues, because you won't have a heart attack if somebody trips and knocks it over, or worst case, steals it.

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              (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Second review of an excellent instrument

              By 

              from Half-a-mile from Tucson

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Balance
              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone

              Cons

              • Poor Pick Up
              • Poor Quality Nut
              • Poor Selector Switch

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Special Electric Guitar:

              I purchased my Blond Affinity Squire Telecaster thru Musician's Friend in 2004. My goal was to have a practice instrument and possibly a back-up instrument. I wrote a favorable review about four weeks after receiving the Tele. On a whim, I thought I'd give another review of the product ten years after.

              The first guitar shipped had the neck attached improperly. Musician's Friend Customer Service was very helpful and I returned the instrument. I received a replacement Telecaster within a week. Right out of the box, I had to file the frets as they were finger cutters. Since I do my own work, this was no big deal, but I was becoming concerned about the quality of the Squire line of products. After the normal set-up, adjusting the bridge, setting the tuning, new strings, and playing the first time, I became quite impressed with this purchase and said so in my initial review.

              Problems encountered over the years were (1) the nut was plastic and became cut and worn VERY quickly, (2) the pick-up selector switch failed, and (3) the neck pick-up failed. I consider these failures normal wear-and-tear considering the initial price paid and the way the guitar is used. I have noticed hum starting in the bridge pick-up, but it is the original. Other than normal scratches from picks and belt buckles, the finish is still good. The neck has been re-fretted once, again normal for a 10-year old working instrument. Every year or so, I clean the volume and tone pots and the pick-up selector switch. Other than required small maintenance items, I haven't replaced a thing in the last six years.

              With practice time, gig time, and playing at church, I play the Tele at least three times a week. It is used as a back-up to my Strat when the band plays classic rock. It is my primary instrument when country or country gospel is played. The Tele provides the "twang" necessary for these types of music. I play through a Fender 2-12 combo amp and use a minimum of pedals. I prefer very light strings.

              I am still impressed with this inexpensive yet durable Telecaster. Take care of the instrument and Blondie will last a long time. I give it 5-stars with a bullet.

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