The Squier Affinity Stratocaster is one of the most popular electric guitars ever made. Using sister brand, Squier, Fender distilled the key design elements of its iconic Stratocaster, and built a guitar that shared its DNA, but at a much more affordable price - allowing more people to get their hands on a Strat. The distinctive Stratocaster body design features the curvy, double-cutaway shape that has endured for over six decades.
Squier Affinity Strat
The solid alder tonewood produces a fantastic, linear response across the frequency spectrum with subtle emphasis in the upper mid to high range. This produces a highly articulate and responsive snappiness that is perfect whether you're playing cleanly or with heavy distortion.
The bolt-on maple neck has advantages over glued-in, set-neck designs, not least of which that it makes the guitar tougher. The neck is shaped to a ‘C’ profile, sitting in the hand naturally. A rosewood fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets - adorned with dot position inlays - completes the neck.
Three single coil pickups are fitted to the Affinity Strat, wired with a 5-way selector switch, controlled by two tone knobs and a master volume knob. The pickups and controls fitted to the Stratocaster are a major contributing factor to the design’s popularity. Between them a staggering range of tones can be achieved, making it one of the most versatile guitars that money can buy. Whether you're looking to play deftly picked licks, hard-strummed chords, intricate lead lines, every style of music from jazz to metal has been played through one of these beauties. It doesn't matter what style you play or where your music takes you, the Squier Affinity Strat has the versatility to deliver exceptional tones every time.
A 6-saddle vintage style Tremolo bridge is fitted, which provides the means to perform pitch bend techniques and inject subtle vibrato into every performance. Six standard die-cast tuners are fitted at the headstock, upholding tuning integrity with the greatest of ease. A white scratchplate provides a nice, visual contrast to the classic, black finish, as well as performing the task of protecting the underside of the strings.
Frontman 10G combo amplifier
Practising couldn't be easier thanks to the Fender Frontman 10G electric guitar combo amplifier, which guarantees quality tone thanks to its custom-voiced built-in overdrive, and 6" Special Design speaker. Thanks to the closed-back cabinet design, the bass response is given greater depth, thus ensuring a fuller output that responds excellently to the Affinity Strat.
Simply plug your guitar into the 1/4" jack input, select whether you wish to play Clean or with Overdrive, shape your output using the 2-band EQ Treble and Bass controls, and crank it up using the Master Volume knob. This little beauty is easily loud enough to create a serious amount of noise when you're practising, can stand up to jamming with others, and even has a headphone jack that allows you to practise in silence when you don't want to disturb others. The Auxiliary input allows you to connect external sound sources, e.g. MP3 players, to jam along to your favourite tracks with.
The robust cabinet has been built using 7-Ply 3/4" medium-density fibreboard, giving it a firm and unyielding strength. This is then protected by black textured vinyl with a silver grille cloth over the speaker.
The "Stop Dreaming, Start Playing!" Set is absolutely fantastic if you're looking for a complete starter package for the electric guitar. Pairing the incredibly comfortable to play Squier Affinity Strat, with the powerful and versatile Frontman 10G combo electric guitar amp makes for an awesome combination.
Manufacturer Squier Model Affinity Stratocaster With Fender Frontman 10G Amplifier Model Number 0301612406 Included Accessories Electronic tuner Instructional DVD Gig Bag Cable Strap Picks Squier Affinity Stratocaster Electric Guitar Body Material Alder Body Finish Polyurethane Neck Material Maple Neck Profile "C" Neck Finish Polyurethane Fingerboard Material Rosewood No. of Frets 22 Fret Size Medium Jumbo Position Inlays White Dot Fingerboard Radius 9.5" Pickups Neck/Middle/Bridge: Standard Single-Coil Strat Pickup Config. SSS Active/Passive Passive Controls Master Volume Tone 1. Neck Pickup Tone 2. Middle Pickup Pickup Switching 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup Position 3. Middle Pickup Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup Position 5. Neck Pickup Bridge 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo Hardware Finish Chrome Tuners Standard Die-Cast Pickguard 1-Ply White Control Knobs White Plastic Finish Black Fender Frontman 10G Electric Guitar Combo Amplifier Dimensions (H x W x D) 279 x 260 x 146 mm Weight 3.8kg Amplifier Type Solid State Channels 1 Controls Gain, Over-Drive Select Switch, Volume, Treble, Bass Voltage 120V Wattage 10 Watts Cabinet Material 7-Ply 3/4" Medium-Density Fibreboard Handle Moulded Plastic Strap with Nickel-Plated Caps Front Panel Blackface Style Grill Cover Black Textured Vinyl Covering with Silver Grille Cloth Speaker One - 6" Fender Special Design Knobs Round Black Plastic with White Dot Marker Unique Features 1/4" Instrument Input, 2-Band EQ, 1/8" Auxiliary Input Jack for Jam-Along with Media Player or CD, 1/8" Headphone Output Jack for Silent Practice, Closed-Back Design for Heavier Bass Response
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