#1
I'm looking to get a Squier Tele...now the question is, should I go with the affinity or standard series. From what I've gathered here are the differences:

Affinity

Maple Neck
Top Load Bridge
Alder Body
2 Single Coil Pickups

Standard

Rosewood Neck
Thru Body Bridge
Agathis Body
2 Alnico Magnet Pickups
$30 more


So I believe the Alder is a better wood, but are the pickups going to be a little better on the Standard? If I would get the Affinity I might consider switching out the pickups in the future if I don't like them (although I'm not very hard to please). How much would a new set of DECENT pickups run me? If you can tell I'm new to the Electric Guitar world. I've spent about a year in acoustics.
#2
the standard also has 22 frets whereas affinity has 21. I personally prefer the standard because i prefer the feel of a rosewood fretboard (the neck is still maple, btw)... I think you ought to try them both and find out which you prefer.
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#3
The bad thing is, the last time I was in the local guitar shop their tele inventory was lacking to say the least. And yes, Rosewood fretboard, my mistake.
#4
The affinity.
You can change pickups, not the body wood.
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#5
Both seem to have alot of pros and cons compared to each other. A string-thru body is better, but Agathis is a bad wood compared to Alder. Id get the Affinity and mod it some. A new set of Fender Tele pickups is around $150 i think. Maybe replace the bridge with a better one and put thru-body holes on it. That would possibly be equal to a MIM Tele.
#6
Standard, it's just a little more and probably has a little better quality.
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