I was so much impressed by both of these identical guitars, I thought I have to check out the Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster. It originally was white with a gold, aluminum pickguard. When I pick up a guitar I tend to always pick up a Squier. After I figured out the way to wedge the neck angle increasing the nut-to-bridge length , and learned the correct specifications of the 25 different adjustments, it plays as well as any guitar I have ever played. I wanted a guitar for cleans. Have owned many high-end Strats and Gibsons throughout the years.
She is an astounding looking and sounding guitar. I have several Strat Squiers and a genuine 59 Stratocaster, I am a Luthier by trade and a performer too, I swear by the Fender Squier range. I would like to let all off the above know that I have just bought a brand new Squire Strat Affinity from a reputable music shop and its stunning to look at. Also the hardware used on Squiers are supposed to be inferior, but so what? But I love my Squires. For those more experienced guitarists looking to purchase a backup guitar, make sure the guitar has been set up properly and be prepared to invest money in better pickups. For some reason my squier is more balanced and more open, more sustain with clear mid tone, sensitive to the touch ceramic pickups. The Affinity plays and sounds great.
Squier is the launching pad for beginners, pointing intermediate and advancing guitarists toward their ultimate goal-owning a Fender! Fender was the senior partner in the new company, having three board members out of six total, and owning 38 percent of the stock. As you know, the Mexican Strats have Ceramic pickups, not Alnicos…. We tend to get caught-up in the hype that goes along with playing guitar, or any other hobby, really. The 10G amp is more than enough for home use. It's a heavier guitar, but its shape and contour makes it very playable.
The new company was a joint venture between Fender and two Japanese distribution companies, Kanda Shokai and Yamano Music. Fender acted by setting up its own official Japanese manufacturing operation, Fender Japan, in March 1982. In hindsight I would only buy it for more frequent use. I have owned more American Standard Strats and Teles then I care to count. The pickups are hot,the Guitar feels good and plays Good! I m buying a conductive shielding paint to deal with the 60 cycle on the squier.
Last week I received an email out of the blue. Great quality but for the price! Some folk would say that changing this makes little difference, and it may just be my imagination but, to me it made a huge difference to sustain and feedback control-ability. I read all the different comments here and this forum is great! Hey Tom, thanks for the comment! The contoured body is just the start. I would say within the next few years I will be advanced. The one I got in the trade was identical to that first one. I was going to hotrod this, but will keep it intact, it's that good. My suggestion is to try them both out in a store and decide which one just feels right.
Also fitted a mim fender tremelo and upgraded to a big steel block. I have listed the ones that I bought here below. I play acoustic badly as never find the time but my son recently asked for an electric guitar. But I wish it had reverb. I mostly play stoner rock, but dabble in everything. I picked up the Squier Strat in a trade not really knowing what it was and was was totally shocked at the sound and playability. You can say the same thing most of the hardware including tuners, bridge hardware, etc.
This left a problem: where to make the guitars? What I like you may not like. Its pure white with a grey flec pick guard,it plays and feels excellent I know it has some cheap parts but I dont mind. When I got home I opened the case and showed my wife. I own a Squier by Fender with nice solid Bridge and nice Tuners that are ingraved with Squier on the back! Both use Alder wood for the body of the guitar but Squier relies on a cheaper, lower-quality Alder. My son moved out in 2010 and left his 2000 Squier Affinity Indonesian Cort Strat which we never could get the low E to play in tune. Performance with Music Notation Display When you play back a song, the corresponding score will be shown on the display.
Yes Bob, I agree with you wholeheartedly. So I plugged it in to see what it sounded like. I scanned the following 2004 and 2005 Fender Frontline catalogs from hard copies I received with guitars I purchased: Fender never made a full size Jazz guitar, did they? Is it going to rust after a while, or are the tuners going to last only up to a point? Easy to work on and are great platforms to modify. Not everyone has fat fingers. A couple of things to be clear for those of us who arent electric guitar savy you will also need to purchase an Amp and cord to connect it to the guitar.
Marketing electric guitars under the Squier name would enable the company to distance itself from the venture if it failed while protecting the prestige of the Fender brand. I like playing the blues and the neck pickup delivers nicely indeed. I had a fiesta red affinity tele in the past and now regret selling it. A founding curator of the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, he is also curator of the John C. Feels like playing a high end strat with hot sounding pups! It's great for creating power-chord riffs, or even some blues rock type of stuff.