The Squier Affinity Telecaster By Fender Reviewed
The Telecaster from Fender is one of the truly iconic guitars. The first mass-produced solid body electric, the Telecaster has been used in across multiple genres, equally at home in rock, pop, country, blues, funk and even jazz. The range of tones available from this simple 2 pickup design can range from bright and twangy on the bridge pickup to dark and moody with the tone control rolled off on the neck.
The Squier Affinity Telecaster continues in this great tradition of iconic looks, tone, and feel, but at a budget price.
With a master volume, single tone control and three-way pickup selector, it is amazing how many sounds are actually available from such a simple setup.
The neck is fitted with 21 medium jumbo frets at a 25.5” scale with 9.5” radius; if you are unsure what this all means, just know that this is a well built neck that feels great to the touch, is easy to play and the finish on the one I have used in the demo video is very nice indeed!
The guitar is also available in a variety of colours, all of which look great!
It is not only an amazing beginner’s guitar, but would be an ideal second instrument for someone seeking the Telecaster vibe without the expense, or as a gigging guitar where the player might not wish to take an expensive instrument into a pub or club where it could be damaged or stolen.
Included with the guitar is a 30 Day free trial of Fender Play, which offers:
- Step-by-step lessons
- Progress tracking
- Learn at your own pace
- Professional instructors
- Personalized lesson plans
- Supportive community
- Try it FREE, cancel anytime
For the price (currently Engadine Music list these for $329, which is the lowest price on offer) this guitar represents incredible value.