Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar

 
4.5

(21 reviews)

SKU: FAFFINTELE

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One of the best values available in guitar design today, the Squier Affinity Series Tele guitar features authentic sound, versatile controls and truly classic Telecaster guitar style.

The best value in electric guitar design today, the Squier Affinity Series Telecaster is a solid Squier player with traditional aesthetic style and classic features. With versatile sound and easy playability, as well as eye-catching finishes, this Telecaster is a great way to dip your toes into the electric guitar pool.

The Squier Affinity Series Telecaster combines vintage-style specs with a few modern appointments, features include an alder body and outfitted with tried and true Telecaster single-coil pickups. The simple schematic of one volume, one tone control, and 3-way pickup selector has spanned the entire 60 years of the Telecaster’s existence: proving that a good thing should never be messed with. The elegant gold and black two-color headstock logo lends a touch of class to this instrument.

The maple neck features a rosewood or maple fingerboard. 21 Medium jumbo frets on a more updated 9.5” fretboard radius will make for more luxurious string bending. The chrome hardware includes sealed tuners a  top load bridge that creates a slightly "slinkier" feel by reducing the break angle of the strings over the saddles. The six individual saddles can be adjusted for precise intonation along each string. Case not included.

Features:
  • Maple neck with “C”-shaped profile
  • 21-fret maple or rosewood fingerboard
  • Vintage-style single-coil Telecaster pickups with three-way switching
  • Top-load Telecaster bridge
  • Case not included

Get your Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

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SquierAffinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 21 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (18)
  • Fun to play (16)
  • Good tone (10)
  • Good pick up (7)
  • Solid electronics (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (16)
  • Practicing (14)
  • Small venues (8)
  • Recording (7)
  • School bands (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Novice (4)

Reviewed by 21 customers

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5.0

Excellent guitar for the money

By 

from Tampa, Fl

About Me Midrange Shopper

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable
  • Ergonomic
  • Good Sounding Pickups
  • Great Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Blues
    • Jamming
    • Metal

    Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    Very nice looking guitar. Good workmanship. Sounds great.

    • I Am A:
    • Single Male
     
    5.0

    Lots of bang for the buck

    By 

    from Tampa, FL

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Recording

    Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    This is a very good Telecaster for the money. Opened the box and found it securely packed and in perfect condition. I usually cut the strings, restring and set the action on my new guitars but I am satisfied with the feel and sound as is after initially tuning and adjusting the tone. This little baby barks nicely on the bridge pickup and has a nice, solid feel for soloing (running scales, articulation, etc.). I purchased the 2-Color Sunburst with Maple fretboard model and I think it's a real beauty that also sounds and plays well. I also like how they designed the jack differently from the "inset" style. I owned a Fender Tele that cost about a grand that always gave me fits in that area (jack kept pulling out with the plug). For someone looking for a tele on a budget this is unquestionably a great buy. Looks good, plays well, sounds great. And, it doesn't break the bank! Get one and see for yourself.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Affinity Tele I'm Happy I bought it

    By 

    from Florida, USA

    About Me Novice

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • School Bands

      Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      I got the Affinity Tele in Lake Placid Blue and I'm very happy I got it. When trying to decide if I should get it I thought how good could it be for what they are charging. I read all of the reviews and decided to buy it and I'm glad I did. It sounds great, the setup was perfect, it feels great and the paint and finish look great. I'm so happy with it that I'm now thinking of getting a Squier Bass to go along with it.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent Value and Tone

      By 

      from Roanoke, VA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Tone Finish Neck

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

        Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        My experence with this guitar model has been excellent. The finish and tone are as good as a Fender Tele. I enjoyed the tone and feel of the guitar so much I bought a second for my daughter who is a muscian. The second one had a few imperfections and Sam Ash Online exchanged it no questions asked. The third one was also flawless. The neck is fast, pickups signature tele and the first and third were set up properly from factory. Both the ones I purchased had the sunburst finish and the wood was matched nicely with a beautiful grain. Amazing value for the price. You wont be disappointed.

         
        4.0

        pretty darn nice!

        By 

        from wenatchee ,wa

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone
        • Sets Up Pretty Nice

        Cons

        • Pick Ups Buzz

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues
        • Worship At Church

        Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        well it was easy to set up. cant put the ac tion as low as i wanted but close enough. i really like the feel of it. as soon as i get a noise reducer pedal, i will be playing it alot at church, on songs that are mostly clean channel. i give it a 7.5 out of 10. and the price is right!

         
        5.0

        great buy

        By 

        from ha ha

        About Me Child

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • School Bands

          Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

          every thing is soooo gooood now that I got it

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Good for small hands, beginners

          By 

          from Phoenix

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Inexpensive

          Cons

          • Skinny Neck
          • Small Nut Width

          Best Uses

          • 12th Fret Leads

          Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

          Check and compare nut and neck width before buying. Telecasters are all different, and this one is the smallest and narrowest of all tele's I've used. There must be several OEM's for these guitars: I have one with a black plastic nut (garbage), and one with a white (Corian-looking, decent) Nut. Overall, if it had a fatter neck and nut, I would give it 5 Stars for the price. The Neck Pickup is nice - I actually like it more than my 52 American RI neck pickup. The Bridge is an icepick however - So I upgraded a MIM Tele and put those pickups in my affinity.

          If you have small hands, this is a great guitar. If you are a lead guy and hover about the 12th Fret - this is a great guitar after a good setup. If you are a rhythem guy, and play on the nut-side - your first index finger joint will hurt after ten minutes of Am/F/C chords.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Big Bang, Little Buck

          By 

          from Marietta, Ga

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fast neck
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

            SWEET!!! I had been looking for the "right" Affinity Tele for a while, and picked the Butterscotch for its classic look. Mine had a little finish ding (which we negotiated), but now it is my "go to" ax, my American Standard Strat, ES 137, and other guitars are getting jealous of all the playing time the Tele gets. Neck pickup is a little weak but it still beats the pants off of other guitars that cost 2-3 times as much. Great feel, fast neck, good intonation, easy to set-up and string changes are a breeze. Tuners are adequate, I'll probably start there for the first upgrade. All in all, a great little guitar for just about any style.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great guitar buy it.

            By 

            from Florida

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • everything

              Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

              I saw this guitar in the store and thought it would be cool to have a tele. I knew I wouldn't be able buy an actual tele so I thought this would do. After playing it for a half hour I realized the quality of this guitar so I bought it. It is about 2 years later and the guitar is still great I even compared it to my friends fender telecaster and it was almost as good. I don't know if I got lucky but it is a great guitar for just about anyone.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Hot Rod on a budget

              By 

              from Gettysbury PA

              About Me Novice

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Fast neck
              • Good factory strings
              • Good Feel
              • Good finish
              • Nice action
              • Nice Fretwork
              • Proper intonation

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Personal enjoyment
                • Practicing

                Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                This is an exceptional guitar for the money! When I got it the fretwork on the neck was very smooth, the neck was set up properly and all I had to do was tune her up! I checked over the entire guitar and found no flaws. I was very pleased with the quality of the guitar and the price. I felt like I was getting a really good deal. I set the intonation up as instructed in the included manual and it plays the proper notes up and down the fretboard. The included Fender strings are still on it and they play easy and nice. Everything on the guitar works properly, there were no loose parts or other problems. The action on this guitar is very good, it was set medium low out of the box and is VERY easy to fret. There is NO buzzing or other problems.As well made as this guitar is, I'm thinking about buying another in a different color just like this one. Buy this guitar, you will love it!

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                Series Affinity
                Other Features 6-Saddle Top-Load Bridge
                Model Tele
                Warranty Info:

                Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar

                The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.