The Fender Squier Affinity series represents great design and amazing value combined in an incredible set of instruments. As we touched on in our previous article, Are Fender Squier Guitars Any Good, we broke down the criticisms usually thrown at Fender’s economy line of guitars. And while we felt that they obviously won’t stand toe to toe with their American Standard line, they offer the best bang for your buck when money is a concern, especially at the sub $300 level. With the Affinity line, in particular, we felt that they were a big step up from previous Squier models, even rivaling some of the company’s Mexican-made line in terms of quality and playability. With that in mind, we are excited that Fender decided to throw a new coat of paint on their Affinity series instruments. Below, we take a look at what this new color refresh has to offer.
Affinity Series Telecaster
Squier Affinity Series guitars are the best value in electric guitar design. The Affinity Series Telecaster is a solid Squier player. Features include two single-coil pickups with three-way switching, smooth-playing rosewood fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets, and six-saddle top load bridge. New colors in this series include Race Red, Slick Silver, Race Green and Competition Orange.
Affinity Series Stratocaster
The Affinity Series Stratocaster delivers solid sound and style, along with a two-color headstock logo, three-ply pickguard, and eye-catching finishes. Other features include three single-coil pickups with five-way switching, smooth-playing rosewood fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets, synchronous tremolo bridge, and large ‘60s-style headstock. New colors in this series include Race Red, Slick Silver, and Competition Orange.
Affinity Series Stratocaster HSS
The Affinity Series Stratocaster HSS delivers solid sound and style in several eye-catching finishes. Other features include single-coil neck and middle pickups, humbucking bridge pickup, five-way switching, smooth-playing rosewood fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets, synchronous tremolo bridge and large ’60s-style headstock. New colors in the Affinity Series Stratocaster HSS include Slick Silver and Race Green.
Affinity Series Precision Bass PJ
Squier Affinity Series basses represent the best value in bass guitar design. The Affinity Series Precision Bass PJ rocks classic tone and comfortable feel, along with a two-color headstock logo, single-coil Jazz Bass® bridge pickup in addition to the traditional split single-coil Precision Bass pickup, separate volume controls for each pickup, and eye-catching finishes. New colors in this series include Race Red.
Affinity Series Jazz Bass
Representing the best value in bass guitar design available today, the Affinity Series Jazz Bass rocks powerful tone and fast feel. Crisp and punchy, the Jazz Bass is renown for its sound and comfortable playing feel. Eye-catching finishes and flexible features round out the package for a sterling instrument that’s a great value. New colors in this series include Race Red and Slick Silver.
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