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A great playing and sounding tele with everything you need to start today.

The Squier Affinity Telecaster Electric Guitar Pack w/ 15G Amplifier puts the time-honored tone, look and vibe of the world's first great solid-body electric guitar in a value-filled pack that also includes a punchy 15-watt Fender Frontman 15G amp to plug it into and all the accessories you need, including an electronic tuner, instructional DVD, gig bag, cable, strap and picks.

Squier Affinity Telecaster is available in Butterscotch Blonde with single-ply black pickguard and Brown Sunburst with a three-ply black/white/black pickguard, and features two singing single-coil pickups, rock-solid bolt-on maple neck and a sharp new gold-and-black Squier headstock logo. Fender Frontman 15G amp features dual channels ("normal" and "drive"), adjustable gain control that rocks guitar tones from tube-emulated overdrive to full-strength ultra-saturated distortion (perfect for blues, metal and the famous Fender clean tone), along with volume, treble and bass controls, 8" Special Design speaker, closed-back design for heavier bass response, auxiliary input and headphone jack, and classic black panel/skirted knob/silver grille cloth looks.

You get guitar, amp, accessories and instruction all at once, and more than ever it's everything you need to Stop Dreaming and Start Playing!

FEATURES
  • Squier Affinity Series Telecaster
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • Medium-jumbo frets
  • 2 single-coils
  • Fender Frontman 15G
  • Type: Solid state
  • Output: 15 watts into 8 ohms
  • Ohms: 8 ohms
  • Speakers: 1-8" Fender Special Design Speaker, p/n 0025421000
  • Channels: Dual Selectable Channels (Normal and Drive)
  • 3-Band EQ
  • Headphone jack
  • Auxiliary input for CD, tape, or drum machine
  • Closed back
  • Blackface styling with silver grille cloth
  • Also includes:
  • Instrument cable
  • Electronic guitar tuner
  • Instructional DVD
  • Gig bag
  • Guitar strap

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SquierAffinity Telecaster Electric Guitar Pack w/ 15G Amplifier
 
4.6

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (17)
  • Fun to play (16)
  • Good tone (14)
  • Good pick up (10)
  • Solid electronics (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (14)
  • Jamming (13)
  • Small venues (8)
  • Recording (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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I was really impressed by this guitar. I really really was. I've been playing it for a few days now and it's my favorite guitar I think I've ever owned. It was also...Read complete review

I was really impressed by this guitar. I really really was. I've been playing it for a few days now and it's my favorite guitar I think I've ever owned. It was also the very first telecaster that I've ever owned.
A lot of reviews said not to bother upgrading this thing but I don't really care. I'm going to upgrade this guitar until it is even better.
The frets don't NEED to be filed down. They are OK. They're not perfect but they are OK and for the price OK is good! It's not terribly expensive to finish setting up yourself or to have someone else do it for you if you're too lazy.
The tuners aren't locking tuners but they do stay in tune and if anything will help you learn to tune by ear.
The bridge pickup has such a nice spanky twangy telecaster tone. Sounds a bit weird with distortion from the amp though.
The neck pickup is what I ended up using more often than the bridge pickup. It sounds a bit "muffled" but that problem was fixed by taking off the casing. Nice looking casing.

The paint job is always said to be "cheap" and "poorly" done but I think it's great. Eventually it'll come completely off and you'll have yourself a nice looking worn down telecaster. If you're into that.
If not then yes, this is a poorly done paint job.

The guitar tuner is honestly probably one of the best things about this deal. This is one of the best guitar tuners I think I've ever used.
Nice.

The strap was cheap but what do you expect? It DOES work. Let me say again.
IT DOES WORK.
EVERYTHING IN THIS WORKS WELL ENOUGH FOR A NOVICE AND FOR AN EXPERIENCED PLAYER.

I would give this a solid 5/5.

I love this guitar.

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A Real Telecaster, But With Issues ...

First, the accessories: the amp, strap, cable, gig bag and tuner are fine for the price. Regarding the guitar, the alder sunburst body was very nice, but I was surprised that...Read complete review

First, the accessories: the amp, strap, cable, gig bag and tuner are fine for the price. Regarding the guitar, the alder sunburst body was very nice, but I was surprised that the body is thinner than your typical Telecaster, making it light ...so light that the neck weighs it down so it hangs at an odd angle. The neck itself is nicely finished with no protruding fret ends and an extremely thin layer of polyurethane; the tuners are typical Squier cast tuners that stay in tune well. When the guitar arrived the neck was so concave the action was way too high high ...I ended up giving the truss rod nut about a half a turn and that improved things dramatically. Why couldn't they do this at the factory? The pickups are typical Tele pickups, albeit low output ...the bridge sounds better than the neck ...the neck pickup sounds pretty bad through the included amp, but both pickups actually sound very good through a Fender Twin ...very punchy. The biggest issue I have with the guitar is that, especially when playing clean through the neck pickup, I'm getting static with each strum, even when I don't actually strum the guitar but just brush my hand past the strings. I searched around on the internet and found a lot of posts describing pickguard static, which apparently occurs when you strum an electric guitar and brush the pickguard with your fingers, which is what I do. Static electricity from my body transfers through my fingers to the pickguard and on to the guitar itself, where it's output by the pickups. I called Fender's customer support and the guy I spoke to knew exactly what I was talking about, and suggested rubbing Bounce sheets on the pickguard or taping the back of the pickguard with copper tape and grounding it. Why should I have to do this if this is a known issue? I'm pretty disappointed in Fender ...even though the guitar is inexpensive it shouldn't produce static when it could be easily prevented by shielding the pickguard. C'mon, Fender!

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3.0

A Real Telecaster, But With Issues ...

By Paul

from West Chester, Ohio

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Pickguard Static
  • Tone Pot Rough
  • Very poor setup

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about Squier Affinity Telecaster Electric Guitar Pack w/ 15G Amplifier:

First, the accessories: the amp, strap, cable, gig bag and tuner are fine for the price. Regarding the guitar, the alder sunburst body was very nice, but I was surprised that the body is thinner than your typical Telecaster, making it light ...so light that the neck weighs it down so it hangs at an odd angle. The neck itself is nicely finished with no protruding fret ends and an extremely thin layer of polyurethane; the tuners are typical Squier cast tuners that stay in tune well. When the guitar arrived the neck was so concave the action was way too high high ...I ended up giving the truss rod nut about a half a turn and that improved things dramatically. Why couldn't they do this at the factory? The pickups are typical Tele pickups, albeit low output ...the bridge sounds better than the neck ...the neck pickup sounds pretty bad through the included amp, but both pickups actually sound very good through a Fender Twin ...very punchy. The biggest issue I have with the guitar is that, especially when playing clean through the neck pickup, I'm getting static with each strum, even when I don't actually strum the guitar but just brush my hand past the strings. I searched around on the internet and found a lot of posts describing pickguard static, which apparently occurs when you strum an electric guitar and brush the pickguard with your fingers, which is what I do. Static electricity from my body transfers through my fingers to the pickguard and on to the guitar itself, where it's output by the pickups. I called Fender's customer support and the guy I spoke to knew exactly what I was talking about, and suggested rubbing Bounce sheets on the pickguard or taping the back of the pickguard with copper tape and grounding it. Why should I have to do this if this is a known issue? I'm pretty disappointed in Fender ...even though the guitar is inexpensive it shouldn't produce static when it could be easily prevented by shielding the pickguard. C'mon, Fender!

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5.0

Awesome guitar well worth it

By Sam

from Colton ny

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Squier Affinity Telecaster Electric Guitar Pack w/ 15G Amplifier:

    I'd recommend this to anyone who
    Is looking for the telecasters look and feel

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    5.0

    great package all you would need to get started.

    By pud

    from florida

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Squier Affinity Telecaster Electric Guitar Pack w/ 15G Amplifier:

      have been playing for 5 years.play a American special hss strat.play some with a local band and jamming with friends.wanted something to take in the camper and not worry about it. this fits the bill perfect.and it plays and sounds really good for the price.

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      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This pack is a winner!

      By Dano

      from So Cal

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Fit and Finish
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Squier Affinity Telecaster Electric Guitar Pack w/ 15G Amplifier:

        To put things in perspective, my last electric guitar was a Gibson SG, which I purchased new in the spring of 1963, and sold a year later, when I went to college. OK, so I made a stupid mistake, but I needed the money for college.

        The affinity Tele is not a Gibson SG, BUT I have to say, I love this guitar and amp! It's perfect for a guy who wants a Tele for some country picking' and doesn't want to spend more than a grand to get started.

        Fit and finish is excellent on the made-in-Indonesia affinity Telecaster included in the pack (It's not the made-in-China Affinity Tele you can purchase separately). The Tele included in the pack with the amp, has a string-through-body bridge, and a 22 fret neck.

        The guitar is fun to play. The amp is more than adequate for a "practice" amp. Even the strap, gig bag, and picks included in the pack are more than adequate.

        My only negative is the clip-on tuner included in the pack—it's worthless. It just isn't precise. But since it's virtually free… no harm, no foul! I ordered a Snark, and when it arrives, I plan to chuck the free Fender tuner.

        This pack is a really great value. The guitar played great right out of the box. I should mention that on Day 2, I changed the strings that came on the guitar (Fender Nickel 9s) for Ernie Ball Slinky 10s. And that, as Robert Frost once said, has made all the difference.

        The Indonesian-made guitar that comes as part of this pack is probably alone, worth the price for the whole package. If you're in the market for an Affinity Tele, and even if you don't need the amp, get this package… and sell the amp. You won't regret it.

        This is a winner!

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very nice package

        By Bama Dan

        from Jacksonville,Florida

        About Me Experienced

        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 Telecaster Electric Guitar Pack w/ 15G Amplifier:

          I have to say that i'm impressed with the guitar and Amp.After unpacking plugged in checked tune (great tuner) and it played very well right out of box. But i did drop my strings one full turn each and the action is outstanding.Yes i would buy this setup again.Amp sounds very nice for being a small amp but is very loud if need be...

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          affinity telecaster

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          By zonester

          from Stuarts Draft, Va

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          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Poor Quality Craftsmanship
          • Volume And Tone Knobs

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Squier Affinity Telecaster Electric Guitar Pack w/ 15G Amplifier:

          the amp and cord were a nice addition to my studio
          the tele inspired me to write a new song
          good addition to my collection

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          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good Guitar, but meh to the amp and bag

          By Aptoslee

          from Santa Cruz

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Great Value Guitar

          Cons

          • Gig Bag Is Just Dust Cove
          • Noisy Tinny Amp

          Best Uses

            Comments about Squier Affinity Telecaster Electric Guitar Pack w/ 15G Amplifier:

            I like the the guitar. It is a good value even considering the awful amp and the misnamed gig bag. Mostly been playing acoustic and switching between acoustic and the Tele is not a problem.

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            (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Well

            By Dave

            from Phoenix, Arizona

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Squier Affinity Telecaster Electric Guitar Pack w/ 15G Amplifier:

              I was really impressed by this guitar. I really really was. I've been playing it for a few days now and it's my favorite guitar I think I've ever owned. It was also the very first telecaster that I've ever owned.
              A lot of reviews said not to bother upgrading this thing but I don't really care. I'm going to upgrade this guitar until it is even better.
              The frets don't NEED to be filed down. They are OK. They're not perfect but they are OK and for the price OK is good! It's not terribly expensive to finish setting up yourself or to have someone else do it for you if you're too lazy.
              The tuners aren't locking tuners but they do stay in tune and if anything will help you learn to tune by ear.
              The bridge pickup has such a nice spanky twangy telecaster tone. Sounds a bit weird with distortion from the amp though.
              The neck pickup is what I ended up using more often than the bridge pickup. It sounds a bit "muffled" but that problem was fixed by taking off the casing. Nice looking casing.

              The paint job is always said to be "cheap" and "poorly" done but I think it's great. Eventually it'll come completely off and you'll have yourself a nice looking worn down telecaster. If you're into that.
              If not then yes, this is a poorly done paint job.

              The guitar tuner is honestly probably one of the best things about this deal. This is one of the best guitar tuners I think I've ever used.
              Nice.

              The strap was cheap but what do you expect? It DOES work. Let me say again.
              IT DOES WORK.
              EVERYTHING IN THIS WORKS WELL ENOUGH FOR A NOVICE AND FOR AN EXPERIENCED PLAYER.

              I would give this a solid 5/5.

              I love this guitar.

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              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very good buy for the Tone and Looks

              By Lorenzo M

              from Coastal California

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone
              • Maple Neck Brown Sunbrst

              Cons

              • For 250 None

              Best Uses

              • Fender Tones A G
              • Jamming
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Squier Affinity Telecaster Electric Guitar Pack w/ 15G Amplifier:

              The set up and electronics are very basic,
              but servicable, especially if you need a compact
              Fender Twin Clean sound. The higher gain channel just needs a bit of reverb and Delay
              and your off to the races !

              Two of these (Amps)in stereo with stereo Reverb and Delay and you will really be grinning from ear ot ear !

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              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Guitar Is Quite Good, The Amp...Well...

              By Dusty

              from Carthage, NC

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Squier Affinity Telecaster Electric Guitar Pack w/ 15G Amplifier:

                I checked "experienced" in my description even though I haven't picked up an electric in twenty years. I've been playing acoustic for thirty, however. Take that into account when evaluating this review.

                Let me be clear: When I say I won't recommend this to a friend, I'm talking about the package, not the guitar. The guitar is very playable, the maple neck and fingerboard are nice, the thing stays in tune, and it has a nice sound...as long as you run it through an amp other than the tinny, noisy, harsh sounding Fender Frontman amp that comes with the pack. And BTW, forget about the "aux in" jack if you want to play along with your MP3 or CD player...it's pretty useless.

                I wish I'd gone with an earlier impulse and gotten the Affinity Tele as a stand alone with an even slightly better quality amp. But it's not an incredibly expensive mistake, so live and learn.

                As for Musician's Friend, I just want to say, I LOVE ordering through these guys. The package arrived a full five days before the "expected" delivery date. Maybe it's a case of the Commander Scott technique ("Ya nivver tell the captain how long the repairs will actually take, laddie"), but I was quite pleased.

                So, recommend the guitar, recommend the dealer, but spring for the better amp.

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