The pups in the se are really entry level stuff. Also, will the wood stand the test of time? And I especially appreciate a very reasonably priced work of art. When I pick up a guitar I tend to always pick up a Squier. The tremolo works smooth and stays in tune. That's one I haven't played much.
The body was £60 from eBay, the pickups already fully wired ready to solder to the Jack cost another £100. You can also plug headphones straight into the amp for silent practice sessions, which is great for late night and not annoying your neighbors! After giving it a fret file and polish including neck adjustment, I added internal blocks to fill the pickup holes in the body, turning it into a standard body style ie: three single coil cavities. A guitar does not have to be expensive to sound good. Hi mk, Thanks for the quick reply. It was just a hobby but grew into something more.
You guessed it… Red as I call her. I picked up a Squier Affinity Strat, figuring I would use the neck and other parts for a project. The pickups are surprisingly good for an inexpensive axe. It has 2 single coil pups and a humbucker at the bridge and its a lot of fun. Now, if you ask me which model is better for a novice- Stratocaster or Les Paul, I would say that each one has its own characteristic qualities, pros and cons. Then of course, you have the single coil pickups situated on the neck, mid-zone and bridge.
Hey Tom, thanks for the comment! You may find it to be the superior instrument especially if you have thinner fingers or smaller hands. For some reason my squier is more balanced and more open, more sustain with clear mid tone, sensitive to the touch ceramic pickups. I agree on all but one point. The pickup tones are not perfect but also not bad and I decided for now they stay in while I just break into this ax. Best built electric and tone for your money!! The Guitar The Affinity Series Strat that comes in this pack is very similar to the entry-level models you find in other Squier sets, with one major difference — the addition of a humbucker, which is an essential pickup for guitarists wanting to play rock, punk and metal. The contoured body is just the start. Both guitars are Squier Affinnity, but I think the more expensive one is the way to go? Amplifier This guitar comes bundled with some quality gear — namely the amplifier, which is a Fender Frontman 15G, offering 15 watts of power.
Does the fact that it is relatively old increase its value? I will be keeping her totally stock. Actually it costs more to make a good sounding ceramic pickup than a good sounding alnico. I am actually pretty good, and would call myself an intermediate guitarist. The amp sounds as good as a Fender Deluxe Reverb…maybe better. I had the chance to play it next to a Fender American standard on my Acoustic amplifier.
Up to 1900, the best violin strings were made in Europe. More successful that year was the follow-up to the best-selling guitar of the previous two years, which was Fender's Mexico-built Tom DeLonge Stratocaster model. Someone asked if I could turn his Squier P bass into a fretless bass and he offered to give me an older 90s Squier Strat in trade for doing it. I have a lot of both, and I have had a lot of nut problems on bullets, and hardly any on affinities. And very well I should add. Both use Alder wood for the body of the guitar but Squier relies on a cheaper, lower-quality Alder.
However, the wood used for the body seems to be locally procured hardwood from China or some place in Asia ; now a novice might not be able to notice much of a difference but my expert eye caught it immediately. I hear the nut is a little smaller than the standard and se. I too bought the Affinity to start off a Partscaster. It really sounds like an old twin. It has 2 single coil pups and a humbucker.
Squier falls into that second category. Now I work on Squiers every day. In a first for Squier, Fender Custom Shop master builders designed two Master Series models, the M-80 and the Esprit. So I kept it this way. I have an 04 Indonesian Squire Strat, white, bought it new in 04. Seymour Duncan Everything Axe would make it very versatile, especially with coil splits and the 7-way mod, but would it lose its Strat-ness? The Esprit borrowed its shape and name from a mid-80s Fender model used by players such as Robben Ford and studio ace Tommy Tedesco. Squier standard strats are excellent, Ive had several, have two currently and have set up dozens, youre talking complete rubbish.