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31-0600-506

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Dressed in new, eye-popping finishes, these Fender-designed Stratocaster guitars have a great look and feel. With a contoured alder body, bolt-on maple neck with rosewood fingerboard and late '60s headstock, three single coil pickups and standard tremolo system, the Affinity Series Strat guitar has all the vintage vibe at a fraction of the price.

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Closest StoreToronto, Ontario
I think the poster below must have got a lemon. The Affinitys I have played have been very good for the money. They use cheap components of course, but overall they can outshine guitars many times the price. I upgraded mine a bit and it plays fantastic now. They are designed for the beginner but there is no reason why they can't be used by players of all levels, including pros like Jack Pearson for one.
Posted by anonymous on Oct 27, 2015
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Closest StoreHalifax, Nova Scotia
I bought this guitar and after two months I brought it back. It would not stay in tune regardless of what I did...Change strings, adjust it, have it set up...you name it, I had it done. Save your money and get something else. they are simply not as good as all these reviews would have you believe. When I got it the tuning keys needed to be tightened down and the bridge adjusted and still this things would not stay in tune. The tuning keys were "loose" and needed to be replaced. I'm sorry...but anyone who thinks this is a great guitar is just plain wrong. Spend a few hundred more and get a Godin or Epiphone and be happy.
Posted by Marcus on Oct 2, 2015
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Closest StoreCalgary, Alberta
I'd like to echo the sentiments of the poster below. This is not just a beginner guitar. I have played for more than 40 years, and absolutely love this instrument. Pros use them too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfXirZduo0o. Fit and finish on mine is immaculate and high quality. Pickups, electronics and tuners could be upgraded but that's it. Mine is made in Indonesia so I can't speak on other locations. Highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous on Jun 28, 2015
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Closest StorePickering, Ontario
Got this for my son a few years back when dollar was at par so it was $180. Unbeatable value. The neck feels amazing. Came set up perfectly from the factory. Over 2 plus years have noticed some issues with the pickup selector but otherwise perfect quality. As much as I love this, if I could go back I would spend the extra $ and go with the classic vibe series. But for a first guitar this is amazing.
Posted by anonymous on Mar 25, 2015
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Closest StoreLethbridge, Alberta
For the comment below: first of all this IS a real Fender guitar. Check out the headstock. Anyway I was quite pleasantly surprised at this guitar when I tried it out. I have owned my American Standard teles in my day and found the fit and finish of this Squier to be equal or better than some of my other Fenders. I think the cheaper electronics make this more inexpensive, but they can be swapped out with ease. Another point I'd like to make is that these Affinity models are made in Taiwan, not communist China - huge difference. Taiwan is a democratic country and pays decent wages. Just a side note. But back to the guitar: It plays extremely well. The neck is fast and fits my hands perfectly. The neck pocket on mine is tight, no gaps whatsoever. The tuners hold pitch very well. This is a fantastic instrument for all players, all levels.
Posted by anonymous on Feb 24, 2015
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Not bad for the price1 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreLondon, Ontario
Yes it is only $200.00 so it isnt a real Fender. I have a Mexican strat and it does sound pretty cool and when I play the Squier it sound allright, it could use better pickups. I hate when people compare the two guitars. The Fender is a real pro guitat and the Squier is a beginners guitat.
Posted by Rocky. on Sep 23, 2014
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Had this for a while, today it doesn't fit my playing style.0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSaskatoon, Saskatchewan
This is an amazing guitar for the price I can tell you that. As long as you keep the components maintained, I.e. Pickup height, temolo settings, and bow of the neck. This was my first ever guitar and it's gonna be almost three years since I have had it, I believe I got it for my 15th birthday, I am 18 now. Since then my playing style has formed into something that does not fit my strat, I find the scale length to be too long to palm mute. But when I can palm mute I barelly can play the first fret. I love fender for their tone, but I'm leaving fender to my blues/country/slide play. And will possibly go with gibson for their shorter scale length.
Posted by James on Jul 12, 2014
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Closest StoreOttawa, Ontario
I rented this guitar and it was the first electric I had ever rented/bought. Honestly, I didn't think much of the sound quality but maybe that's because lots of people had used the guitar before me or because the amp I used was very cheap and simple. Overall, it was pretty good, I guess.(remember, I'm not an experienced electric guitarist.)
Posted by Michael Havensmith on Apr 13, 2014
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Outstanding guitar for the money0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWaterloo, Ontario
I went into Long & McQuade looking for a $400 to $800 guitar, and tried a bunch of guitars, including various Fender Tele's, Stratocasters, an Epiphone Les Paul, and a Gibson Les Paul Melody Maker. Apart from a $1200 Telecaster, this was the most comfortable and best set up guitar I played. The matte next and fingerboard is comfortable, fast, and ergonomic. The frets are well rounded at the edges and don't buzz. It has a nice clean and crisp sound, and can achieve a wide variety of tones. This is a $200 guitar that feels like one 4 times its price. Outstanding value for your money.
Posted by SQK on Apr 4, 2014
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Closest StoreWindsor, Ontario
Bought one a couple days ago the guitar is crazy sweet and it plays so smooth I love clapton and it gives me his vibes man buy it it's worth it
Posted by jim on Feb 24, 2014
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Closest StoreSurrey, British Columbia
Mine slips out of tune a lot. Sounds kinda thin too, but great value for the money. Plays well.
Posted by LS on Dec 3, 2013
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Squire Affinity Series (Black)0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreOshawa, Ontario
I bought 1 of these for $90 used and it plays just fine. The action is a little hard but once you develop ?calasses? on your fingers it's a mute point. Great guitar for the money.
Posted by anonymous on Sep 11, 2013
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Affinity FAT strat (HSS pickups)... love it1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMississauga, Ontario
I bought the Affinity Fat strat - having a humbucker at the bridge, and two single coils - this offers a really nice blend of sweet and sharp clean sounds from the singles, and a more warm/edgy sound from the humbucker. I'm going to open it up someday to see if I work in a coil tap with that humbucker (if not I might replace it with a humbucker that can be coil-tapped), but on the whole it's an amazingly playable guitar, great action, great neck, good enough sounding stock pickups to keep me happy for a long time. Inexpensive enough to be worth modifying at some point, but completely an amazing value for the money right out of the box. Personally, I love it for the clean tones... makes me want to seriously get into country music.
Posted by Hal Hagan on May 31, 2013
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Closest StoreOshawa, Ontario
What a wonderful guitar. It holds it's tune forever. Sounds amazing. Looks great. The action is superb right out of the box. So, what's the catch?
Posted by Billy Shears on Feb 16, 2013
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Closest StoreOshawa, Ontario
Great beginner guitar, really got me going and made me a tolerable guitar player. Love it.
Posted by anonymous on Feb 14, 2013
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Closest StoreAbbotsford, British Columbia
The ceramic pups give a forward bright sound that is unique - mine stays in tune very well and sounds and looks very nice.
Posted by anonymous on Dec 27, 2012
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Closest StoreToronto, Ontario
fantastic sound fantastic touch fantastic feel fantastic fender rock god
Posted by clayton astoforoff on Nov 6, 2012
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Closest StoreToronto, Ontario
fantastic touch fender heaven machine fantastic sound a real rock god
Posted by clayton astoforoff on Nov 6, 2012
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Closest StoreNorth Vancouver, British Columbia
The neck is straight, The action is low. the intonation was perfectly set up from the factory. It stays in tune if you don't touch the whammy. The traditional 3 pick up/5 way switch gives you the signature strat sounds. Really pleased to add it to the quiver.
Posted by Ert on Jun 4, 2012
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Closest StoreScarborough, Ontario
This guitar for the price is a great deal. I'm learning how to play and this guitar is comfortable and easy to play. The tone pots on mine didn't work but L&M does a free setup on new guitars so i'm having it done as well as getting a bit heavier strings put on it (Ernie Ball 11-48). Overall I am happy with this guitar and will be playing it for a long time to come.
Posted by Dave on May 16, 2012
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Closest StoreWaterloo, Ontario
I have been playing for 12 years as of writing this and i can honestly say i absolutely LOVE playing this guitar! I own an american fender strat and its great but the squier can more than hold its own with its ease of play, great tone on all pickups, build quality, style, and lets not forget price! I play all different kinds of music from punk to metal to all kinds of slow rock etc and this guitar works for all of it. It will undoubtedly be hammered on and heavily abused for years to come.
Posted by anonymous on Apr 20, 2012
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Closest StoreMississauga, Ontario
I bought this guitar with a Frontman G15 combo and I was really surprised the quality that this guitar brought me for such a low price. I had this guitar for about three years and it really helped me develop as a player. Only downside was that the low E string would not stay in tune, but that could be fixed by tigghtening the tuning pegs.
Posted by anonymous on Apr 6, 2012
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Closest StoreWinnipeg, Manitoba
awesome entry level guitar, im not sure how much the quality has changed on the affinity strats since i had one. i've never had any issue with these. unlike plywood guitars these WILL NOT fall apart or have extreme amounts of ware after a year of playing. if you are starting out or looking to see how you like the feel of a strat i suggest you get one of these.
Posted by Dan Pfiefer on Mar 1, 2012
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Closest StoreMarkham, Ontario
Bought it second hand as I am just learning and wanted an electric/amp combo. Sounds great and amp has more than enough power to rock the house.
Posted by Bob LaCavera on Feb 12, 2012
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Closest StoreSaskatoon, Saskatchewan
I love this guitar. It has amazing tone with it's good pickups. It is also very comfortable. I am actually surprised at how it sounds at high gain. It is a great guitar for the blues and rock'n. I like to use it for that good old 80s Hair Metal and hard rock and it sounds amazing for that. The best part about it is how the neck feels. I love mine, and I will keep it forever. You can pretty much play anything on it.
Posted by anonymous on Feb 9, 2012
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Closest StoreBrampton, Ontario
This guitar has everything you need to start playing. Great for the beginner !
Posted by Peppy Dacosta on Dec 10, 2011
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Closest StoreAbbotsford, British Columbia
Looks really good in blue. Pros: Stays in tune. Awesome tone. Cons: Neck is to thick at head stock.
Posted by anonymous on Nov 25, 2011
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Closest StoreOshawa, Ontario
iI just got this guitar a few weeks ago and i really like it.It has great sound and is easy to play,good for beginners and a decent price.
Posted by anonymous on Jun 29, 2009
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