Fender Squier Affinity Tele MN BK

Electric Guitar

Originally, Squier was the only manufacturer of inexpensive alternatives to Fender models with the original look. They had and have a very good reputation and even professionals weren't ashamed to be seen with a Squier. Since Fender also started offering less expensive models (made in Mexico), Squier has begun selling the truly cheap Fender models. These are real, viable beginners' guitars - nothing more, but definitely nothing less!

The Affinity Tele, with its solid alder body, maple neck and fretboard and two Tele-style pickups (the bridge model has enough output for crisp lead lines and riffs), sounds much like the original: what more could an aspiring country rocker (one can, of course, play all other styles with a Tele) want?

  • Body: Solid alder
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • 21 Frets
  • 2 Single coils
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Colour: Black
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Further Information

Colour Black
Pickups SS
Fretboard Maple
Tremolo None
Body Alder
Top None
Neck Maple
Frets 21
Scale 648 mm
Incl. Case No
Incl. Bag No

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OK for the price
psychoccc, 14.04.2020
First of all: the guitar is not exactly the same in the thomann's site pictures.
The headstock logo is different, with "Squier Telecaster" and not "Squier Tele", the neck pickup is screwed up into the pickguard, not in the wood, and most important (I liked the surprise, because I prefer that) the strings are through body, so I have the 6 holes in the back of the guitar. Maybe because it's a 2020 model? I don't know...

Pros:
- price
- neck and frets
- nut well done and placed (but cheap, poor quality)
- setup and action (I only had to adjust a little bit the intonation)
- weight (about 3.5 kg, my Classic Vibe Telecaster with pine body is about 4.150 kg!!!)
- look (I put a matt black pickguard, with the black body is amazing)

Cons:
- first of all: machine heads. You can try if you want, but you can't love them. No way. At first touch you understand they are toys, not serious.
- pickups switch, very hard to engage and cheap quality.

Sound:
I don't put this in the cons, because I know it's very personal.
I wanted a Telecaster lighter than my Classic Vibe and without spend a lot of money.
Well...out of the box and plugged in the amp I realized that you can't compare the two.
The Classic Vibe is an amazing guitar, twangy, full of harmonics, rich sound...I can play it for hours in all positions! :) Then I'll have problems with my back, not with my ears...
The Affinity is darker (expecially the neck pickup) and...I don't know but can't beat the c.v. in any way. But maybe someone could prefer the sound of the Affinity.
So after a week I put a set of Tonerider Hot Classics, good pickups at good price.
The sound has improved a lot, even if it can't reach her sister c.v. anyway.
Next mods: nut and machine heads.

In the end, if you want a good guitar, cheap, and maybe you like mods, screwdriver and change parts, go for the Affinity. It's nice looking and good for the price.
But if you want an almost-professional instrument, ready to sound, amazing pickups just out of the box, maybe a Classic Vibe series is better (but it's about double price, too).
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Telecasters where have you been all my guitar life!
Too much G.A.S., 10.04.2018
OK took the plunge and bought this cheapy Squire Affinity Tele. I have many guitars and somehow never thought to get a Tele. Immediately we fell in love. It appears that Leo Fender got the recipe correct way back in 1950. From all reports this particular version of a Tele is pretty accurate to the originals and I am especially enamored with the sound of the middle PUP position.
It's a handsome timeless looking machine and one I am proud to own. The only complaint I have is there are some rough fret ends but I shall fix this easily.
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Fender Squier Affinity Tele MN BK
10.04.2016
What a pleasant surprise when receiving this guitar it played and stayed in tune straight out of the box. the action good and low and easy to play the looks exactly like a US fender tele. the pickups were clean and fantastic all in all a superb bargain for the great price..love it!
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Good price/quality
17.12.2014
I use it to play alternative rock, blues, country and for home practice. I like specially the maple fretboard, its really sweat to play. I changed the scratchplate to a black one and now it looks even more awsome! It has two single coil pickups, just basic pickups for entry squires, the bridge pickup without a doubt has the classic tele twang and sounds good with distortion. It's not noisy at all, a bit of hum, but nothing that is terrible. Very good guitar for beginners ,specially because the weight is light, but i will recomend as well for more experienced players. Without any doubt that has a good-value! I recomend it!
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