Affinity Fat Strat review by Squier

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 10
  • Features: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.5 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.1 (120 votes)
Squier: Affinity Fat Strat

Sound — 10
Suits any style you throw at it, really. The reason I prefer Strats over something like a Les Paul is that the Strat is much more versatile. With 2 single-coil pickups and a humbucker, and a 5-way selector, this guitar can change style halfway through a song if you want it to! Bright sound on high tone setting, fuller sound on low tone or humbucker setting. Sounds brilliant in overdrive! The neighbours don't know what's hit them!

Overall Impression — 8
I'll play anything blues/jazz/classic rock - orientated, and this guitar suits it all. If it was stolen, I'd beat the angry sod that nicked it with a five-iron until he screamed for his mummy, or buy another one. Squiers are not just for beginners! Professional guitarists use them too!

Action, Fit & Finish — 10
Good action, and pickups etc etc. I've kinda screwed up taking off the plastic covering on the pickguard, but ah well. I've had it for 2 years, and no flaws discovered yet.

Features — 10
The Affinity Fat Strat is the humbucking pickup loaded brother of the Affinity Strat offering all the same qualities as its kin with the addition of a meaty-sounding humbucking pickup. It features one humbucking and two single-coil pickups, a standard tremolo and 5-way switching for those great in-between tones. The Tele features two single-coil pickups and 3-way switching. Squier instruments are all backed by Fender, so why buy a copy when you can afford the real thing? Same specs as the Affinity Strat, but with a humbucking pickup in the bridge position for that extra punch.

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