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Squier Affinity Stratocaster - Metallic Blue Reviews

4.5 stars based on 5 customer reviews
  • from New England May 4, 2010Music Background:
    Hobbyist

    This is great guitar

    You know this guitar surprises a lot of snobs. lol Hey buy this and upgrade if you don't think the tuners,pickups,pots,and nut is just so-so. Some like the guitar the way it is too! Depends on what YOU like. I like mine just fine. My daughter also has the blue and it's been great!!!

  • from Batavia, Ohio USA June 9, 2009

    Great Guitar

    I've had this guitar for a year and a half and it plays alwesome! I take ok care of it and it still looks great with some polish. It is a good guitar for the money.

  • from Twin Cities, MN May 22, 2013Music Background:
    Hobbyist

    Decent value, but not the best cheap Squier

    I am huge fan of Squier guitars, and own a variety of entry-level Squiers that I play in both stock and modded forms. The reason for my 4-star review of the Affinity is that while it's a very good budget guitar, it isn't notably better from the Bullet or SE (which comes in the Strat pack with the amp).

    The primary difference between an Affinity and a traditional Stratocaster comes in the thinner body profile and the cheaper components used to keep the price down. The tuners and saddles actually aren't bad. The stock ceramics are a little thin and underpowered, but can still sound pretty darn good. The neck has thinner profile than some other Strats, but players with smaller hands might even prefer that.

    Overall, it's a great value that can be made even better with some upgraded electronics, pickups, and perhaps a $10 TUSQ nut. But, in my opinion, the Squier SE (Student Edition) has much better "bones" for an instrument that will play great and last for a long time. You can find used Squier Bullets, Affinitys, and SE's all over the place, but if you're buying new, you could certainly do worse than an Affinity from Sweetwater (and they do offer a variety of nice colors).

  • from April 18, 2007Music Background:
    musician

    pleasantly surprised

    I wondered about the price and was amazed by the action and the sound I got from the affinity strat.You don't need to spend hundreds of dollars to get a good sounding guitar.The Fender Squier Affinity Strat is a great all around guitar and a steal for the price.

  • February 1, 2005

    Affinity Strat

    I own an Epiphone LP Jr. model, but I have a friend that owns this guitar. It is a great guitar because of its action and the way the neck feels. And, like most Squiers and Fenders, it sounds awesome! Buy this guitar, you won't regret it!

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