The Squier Affinity Telecaster is one of the most popular electric guitar models in the world, and has been for years. The Squier brand has long been the home to affordable versions of classic Fender models. For beginners, who aspire to play a Fender, these guitars are a great first instrument. The Affinity range is its most popular due to the near-perfect balance of playability, tone and price.
In keeping with tradition
The Affinity Tele shares many of the key features of its Fender counterparts. The body is the same, iconic shape, with a single cutaway, fashioned from solid alder. The neck is a bolt-on design made from maple, with a 25.5” scale length, 22 medium-jumbo frets, and carved to a comfortable ‘C’ profile. These are all classic Tele features.
The pickups fitted are two single-coil models. The narrowly wound coils of these pickups play a massive part in the unique sound of the Tele, giving a very bright, cutting sound with distinctive ‘twang’. Heard on countless records, from classic country, to blues, to indie, to pop… you name it, there’s a strong possibility a Tele has featured on it. The pickups are wired with a 3-way selector switch, and a master tone and master volume switch.
A six-saddle bridge is fitted, which provides plenty of sustain and stability, whilst being easy to adjust. The guitar is finished in classic, Arctic White polyurethane, with a matching white scratchplate.
The Squier Affinity Telecaster delivers a level of authentic tone, great playability and superb build quality that staggering at its price. The fact that it retains the same good looks as its better-known sibling is the icing on the cake.
Practising couldn't be easier thanks to the Fender Frontman 15G 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 sunburst 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 15G combo electric guitar amp makes for a fantastic bundle!
Manufacturer Squier Model Affinity Telecaster With Fender Frontman 15G Amplifier Model Number 0301618432 Included Accessories Electronic tuner Instructional DVD Gig Bag Cable Strap Picks Squier Affinity Telecaster Electric Guitar Body Material Alder Body Finish Polyurethane Neck Material Maple Neck Profile "C" Neck Finish Polyurethane Fingerboard Material Maple No. of Frets 21 Fret Size Medium Jumbo Position Inlays Black Dot Fingerboard Radius 9.5" Pickups Neck/Middle/Bridge: Vintage Single-Coil Tele Pickup Config. SSS Active/Passive Passive Controls Master Volume Master Tone Pickup Switching 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickup Position 3. Neck Pickup Bridge 6-Saddle Top-Load Tele Hardware Finish Chrome Tuners Standard Die-Cast Pickguard 1-Ply White Control Knobs White Plastic Finish Sunburst Fender Frontman 15G Electric Guitar Combo Amplifier Dimensions (H x W x D) 318 x 336 x 184 mm Weight 6.8kg Amplifier Type Solid State Channels 1 Controls Gain, Over-Drive Select Switch, Volume, Treble, Bass Voltage 120V Wattage 15 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 - 8" 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
- Customer Reviews
- Great Guitar for the price.
The guitar is made in Indonesia, and - in my opinion - is built to a better standard than the standalone Affinity guitars built in China. The neck is slightly larger and has a much nicer feel. This model also features a string through body unlike the Chinese versions. If you want to get that Telecaster sound on a smaller budget, this guitar does not disappoint. It plays really well for its price and is very comfortable to hold.
The amp is decent enough to practice on or even have a quick jam with your mates.
I am happy to say this guitar for the price I paid was the best value for money I've spent on an instrument. I've struggled to put it down since it came.
As for Dawsons, this is the first time I've ordered online with them. I had no issues at all with the purchase and the delivery was swift, and the guitar was in great condition. I will be more than happy to purchase from Dawson's in the future.
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