Squier Affinity Stratocaster HSS
Squier Affinity Stratocaster HSS

Affinity Stratocaster HSS, ST モデル from Squier belonging to the Affinity Strat HSS model.

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iamqman 07/10/2011

Squier Affinity Stratocaster HSS : iamqman のユーザーレビュー (content in English)

"Good for beginners."

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Squire has a huge product line of cheap and affordable guitars. Most of them range for well under $300. This makes it very affordable for kids or beginners guitars players to buy an electric guitar. These guitars are not going to be of the quality or workmanship of an American made fender Stratocaster but they will do the job for someone exploring their skills.

You can feel that the build is kind of slapped together. Once you get in your hands you can compare it to a Fender Strat and you will immediately know the difference.


Squier Affinity Series Stratocaster Electric Guitar Features:

Contoured solid alder body
Die-cast tuners
Maple neck
Classic '70s "big" headstock
Vintage 6-screw rocking trem
Rosewood fingerboard
21 frets
3 single-coil pickups
5-way switching
One volume, 2 tone controls
Single-ply white pickguard


The tone of this guitar is well above average, The reason for that is the quality of the pickups. If you put quality pickups in this guitar you would be able to get a much more playable and usable tone from it. The humbucker is not good at all and the single coils have so much buzz and noise that it would make a lot of people be turned off to the electric guitar.

Play in through a decent amp like a Fender twin or Princeton. Let the amp mask some of that terrible tone from this guitar. If you must play is at least switch out the pickups. Then you will be more satisfied with the results of your playing.


At new these guitars come in at around $179, which isn't a bad price for a guitar for beginners. I would only recommend this guitar to someone exploring their talents or taste of the electric guitar. This isn't not for someone just practicing or whatever. You will not be able to tolerate the feel and sound of this instrument.