Affinity Strat review by Squier

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  • Sound: 8
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 10
  • Features: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 9.2 Superb
  • Users' score: 7 (429 votes)
Squier: Affinity Strat
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Purchased from: Guitar Center

Sound — 8
The sound on this think is great. I have been an avid acoustic user for a while now, and this is a great way to make the crossover from acoustic to electric. When used with an amp with good overdrive, the guitar sounds great.

Overall Impression — 10
I like to play rock (alternative/indie) music, and perhaps a little metal if the song is good. This guitar works with it. If it was stolen or lost (take it and die), I would replace it in a heartbeat. Most newcomers to electric like the Yamaha Pacifica. DO NOT BUY IT: IT'S NOTHING COMPARED TO THIS. This is a great guitar and deserves the 5 rating I give it.

Reliability & Durability — 10
The guitar seems to look and feel like it will last. It will sustain liive playing, and the finish shouldnt be a problem. Others have complained about warping, but this is only because they are irresponsible and cannot take care of it properly. I believe it will work well, but even the most indestructable guitar in the world needs a backup...

Action, Fit & Finish — 10
When I got the guitar, is was in perfectly working condtion and was able to be played within minutes of getting. It was even almost perfectly tuned (possibly luck or a bored store clerk). Mine had no flaws.

Features — 8
Contoured hardwood body; maple fingerboard; 21 frets; 3 single-coil pickups; 5-way Switch; 1 volume, 2 tone controls; white pickgaurd; sunburst color (also gold availible).

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