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Old 12-19-2012, 02:14 PM   #1
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Is this a real Squire Affinity?

Hey all, I'm looking at a guitar on ebay and was wondering if you could help me out. I've been scammed before by buying fake gear. This one looks real to me, but I could be wrong. In any case I would really appreciate if you could take a look and have any thoughts on the authenticity.

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Old 12-19-2012, 02:17 PM   #2
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Yeah, looks fine. To be honest there's probably not enough profit in faking an Affinity for anyone to have done it so far. I haven't seen any fakes of guitars that inexpensive yet, though I'm sure it will happen one of these days.
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:25 PM   #3
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I think you're right. Thanks Colin.
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:05 PM   #4
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i'd also like to point out, that photos of what you think you're buying could be of something completely different to what you end up getting... justsayin'

but it looks legit IMO
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:44 PM   #5
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Yeah, looks fine. To be honest there's probably not enough profit in faking an Affinity for anyone to have done it so far. I haven't seen any fakes of guitars that inexpensive yet, though I'm sure it will happen one of these days.

They actually make Epiphone fakes, and not even of the high end models
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:59 PM   #6
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I don't know why anyone would bother to fake an Affinity, but I guess the economy hits even fakers pretty hard.
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:05 PM   #7
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They actually make Epiphone fakes, and not even of the high end models
That's because people are likely to inspect a high-end guitar very closely but not many people think twice about picking up a cheaper model like an Epi, or the Squier the OP is asking about. From a counterfeiter's perspective those are probably a lot easier to slip under the radar than high-end knockoffs (although some of those are pretty convincing).

Although really, how much difference could there be between an authentic Squier made in China or Indonesia, and a knockoff Squier made in China or Indonesia?? That's gotta be practically the same thing.
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That's because people are likely to inspect a high-end guitar very closely but not many people think twice about picking up a cheaper model like an Epi, or the Squier the OP is asking about. From a counterfeiter's perspective those are probably a lot easier to slip under the radar than high-end knockoffs (although some of those are pretty convincing).

Although really, how much difference could there be between an authentic Squier made in China or Indonesia, and a knockoff Squier made in China or Indonesia?? That's gotta be practically the same thing.

Cheaper cheap parts, that's the main difference
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:14 PM   #9
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If it says Squire on the headstock, then yes, it's fake.

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Old 12-19-2012, 11:07 PM   #10
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Cheaper cheap parts, that's the main difference
Yeah but at some point aren't we just talking about varying degrees of the same cheapness?
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:07 PM   #11
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That's because people are likely to inspect a high-end guitar very closely but not many people think twice about picking up a cheaper model like an Epi, or the Squier the OP is asking about. From a counterfeiter's perspective those are probably a lot easier to slip under the radar than high-end knockoffs (although some of those are pretty convincing).

Although really, how much difference could there be between an authentic Squier made in China or Indonesia, and a knockoff Squier made in China or Indonesia?? That's gotta be practically the same thing.


Don't see the point in faking a super low end guitar. Wouldn't the faker be more likely to stamp FENDER on the headstock?
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