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Freddy V-C
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike wrote:
The Affinity series is the cheapest stuff Squier make. The Stratocasters are bad enough to put people off playing guitar


I do think Caleb made the right choice with his CV Jazzmastee. But the Affinity stuff isn’t as bad as you think. My first electric guitar was an Affinity Tele and it’s the only guitar I haven’t ended up selling after a year or two (not even for sentimental reasons, it just plays like a dream - still basically all stock). I like it so much that we used another Affinity Tele as the modding platform for the Esquire project I had a friend put together for me last year, I just love the necks on these things.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Freddy V-C wrote:
Mike wrote:
The Affinity series is the cheapest stuff Squier make. The Stratocasters are bad enough to put people off playing guitar


I do think Caleb made the right choice with his CV Jazzmastee. But the Affinity stuff isn’t as bad as you think. My first electric guitar was an Affinity Tele and it’s the only guitar I haven’t ended up selling after a year or two (not even for sentimental reasons, it just plays like a dream - still basically all stock). I like it so much that we used another Affinity Tele as the modding platform for the Esquire project I had a friend put together for me last year, I just love the necks on these things.


I had an Affinity Tele for a while, I swapped the neck to one I had hanging around and it was a great guitar. I sold it to Kim in the end, for her Dad and I believe he still has it.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Freddy V-C wrote:
Mike wrote:
The Affinity series is the cheapest stuff Squier make. The Stratocasters are bad enough to put people off playing guitar


I do think Caleb made the right choice with his CV Jazzmastee. But the Affinity stuff isn’t as bad as you think. My first electric guitar was an Affinity Tele and it’s the only guitar I haven’t ended up selling after a year or two (not even for sentimental reasons, it just plays like a dream - still basically all stock). I like it so much that we used another Affinity Tele as the modding platform for the Esquire project I had a friend put together for me last year, I just love the necks on these things.


it's probably my personal taste and being a snob. I remember they had a satin/bare neckfeel which is pretty much the opposite of the gloss I prefer.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never played one but aren't the Affinity Squiers the "mid-range" ones? The Bullets are the cheapest ones.

Looking at the pricing it seems to go Classic Vibe/Contemporary/Paranormal > Affinity > Bullet
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These days they are. I'm old enough to know times before the bullets.

I had a Squier Standard Stratocaster as my first guitar. I should have treated it better.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, that's right. There used to be Squier Standard and Deluxe models. Had forgotten about those.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also reckon that the current Affinities are miles better than they were when we were young. Dunno when that switch happened.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FWIW, those hardtail Affinity Jazzmasters (Which are even less Jazzmaster than these) are pretty good. I like mine a lot, though admittedly I did some work to get it there.



This is definitely a long scale Jagmaster with Jazzmaster-ish pickups, but I love burgundy mist. I'd get one to mod in a heartbeat if the color is actually right, which we don't know yet because you can't judge Squiers from photos anymore. The Paranormal photos were wayyyyy off.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bacchus wrote:
I also reckon that the current Affinities are miles better than they were when we were young. Dunno when that switch happened.


My first one is from 2006, so I guess the switch happened before then unless I have terrible taste.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Freddy V-C wrote:
I have terrible taste.


Well, we did see that Tele, Freddy...
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Freddy V-C wrote:
I have terrible taste.


Fuckin same, bud
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BearBoy wrote:
Well, we did see that Tele, Freddy...


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