Affinity Strat review by Squier

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  • Sound: 7
  • Overall Impression: 7
  • Reliability & Durability: 9
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 8
  • Features: 7
  • Reviewer's score: 7.6 Good
  • Users' score: 7 (429 votes)
Squier: Affinity Strat

Price paid: C$ 250

Purchased from: Tom Lee Music

Sound — 7
THis guitar is really really good for sound. It has few flaws if your a beginner, but for the more experienced guitar player, it's a bit difficult to work with. the constant buzzing of the humbucker makes it difficult for tone-chasers. I play mostly metal and hard rock, and it sounds really good with a lot of distortion, and I can get a really rich, creamy sound out of the Neck pickup with the tone turned down to about 5. If I were playing Classic Rock like Cream or Jimi Hendrix, this is a really good guitar. it's definitely got a bright tone to it, but it's got a warmth to it at the same time

Overall Impression — 7
This guitari s perfect for any kind of music you like to play. I play preferablly metal, and it works out perfectly. You could play coutry, soft rock, latin, and jazz and it would still sound great. I have been playing for about a year. I own a Fender G-DEC Junior Amp and it seems to be really working out. If it were stolen or lost... I'd die. I love the feel of the unfinished neck, it makes playing much easier. I hate the trem system. if it were a Floyd Rose I'd be much happier. I wish it had dual humbuckers instead of 2 singlecoils and a humbucker

Reliability & Durability — 9
This guitar is really durable. The strap buttons are crap, so the strap comes off easily, and the guitar could drop out of your hands, but the guitar will be perfectly fine with a short drop. it's really good. Buy new strap buttons, it's really quite reliable. I'd definitely gig with it

Action, Fit & Finish — 8
The Action on this guitar is relatively low, I suggest adjusting the bridge a bit to heighten the action. also, you can take a truss rod to the neck and adjust the action that way, but doing so, you run the risk of your neck snapping. Everything on this guitar can be adjusted and fine-tuned to your needs. I like my pickups and bucker to be close to the strings, to give me a brighter tone. Thisguitar is and was perfect when i bought it with little to no flaws.

Features — 7
Korean Made - 2007. 21 Thin Frets - Rosewood Fretboard. Maple Neck, Alder body. Black Finish. Strat Body. Classic Strat Bridge with Whammy. Active Electronics. 1 Volume and 2 tone knobs, 5 way selector. 2 Strat pickups 1 bridge humbucker. Standard Silver tuners.

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    u guys are dumbass's who complain to much this guitar is pretty much perfect mine from indonesia and it has a ring to it but thats how all stratocasters are they all have a lil bit of a ring to it that what makes it a fender.i have a blue strat and it is pretty much good besides the fact that its a squier and u guys need to look at the guitar and actually look at it before u buys it and if ur a begginers this guitar is great u can pick up and play from country to metal.u guys need to look at ur instruments before u buy them.u guys need common sense the only thing that aws wrong with mine was that it needed new strings preferably ernie ball regular slinkys. mine was fine and still is great so look at it before u buy it.don't blame the guitar its ur fault.