Everyone knows that the Stratocaster is an absolute classic. In fact, it's probably the most well-known and sought-after guitar there is. What you may not have known is that you don't need to take out a loan to own one. Through the Squier brand, Fender has been able to make Strats that any musician can afford. If you're a beginner, or simply on a tight budget, Squier Affinity Stratocasters will give you the playing experience you've been looking for at a level that's accessible to you. They look great, sound great and feel great - everything you'd expect from a Strat, without having to empty your wallet to get it.
You might be wondering if there's a best place to start looking at the Affinity series, so here's a suggestion: check out the Squier Affinity Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard. This model comes in some really attractive colors, and it's loaded with features you would expect to find on a more expensive axe, like a two-color headstock logo, three-ply pickguard, five-way switching and synchronous tremolo bridge. Like all Stratocasters, it has three single-coil pickups to create that signature Strat sound.
But maybe you want to push your tone a little beyond the traditional. If that's the case, take a look at the Squier Affinity Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard. What they've done on this model is simple enough: the bridge pickup is replaced with a big humbucker. You get the same five-way switching as the more traditional Strats, but with a humbucking pickup in the bridge position, the sounds that you can get out of it are a whole different ball game.
Classic Strat or HSS: the choice is up to you. Either way, you can expect great things from Squier Affinity Stratocasters. Just like their Fender brothers, they're easy and fun to play, with a sound that could only be described as classic. Whether it's your first guitar or a new addition to a growing collection, the Squier Strat will be a fast favorite for your "daily driver" instrument.