Squier Affinity guitars out now with stacks of affordable options

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Squier Affinity guitars out now with stacks of affordable options

Words by Sam McNiece

Fender looks with Squier pricing!

Squier have hit the blocks running, announcing 11 new guitars and basses to the world. The range of electric instruments includes iterations of their iconic Stratocaster, Telecaster, Jazzmaster and more!

What you need to know:

  • Fender’s entry level brand Squier has released a range of electric guitars and basses in their new Affinity series.
  • There’s new iterations of the Telecaster, Stratocaster and Jazzmaster guitars along with Jaguar, Precision and Jazz basses.
  • These new Affinity range Squier guitars are available now.

Read all the latest product news here.

A stacked new range of affordable guitars have just made their way onto the market through this new release from Squier. There’s a bunch of classic guitar styles on offer here, described by the brand as ‘a superb gateway into the time-honoured Fender family’.

Affinity Series Stratocaster

Boasting a lightweight body and comfortable C shaped neck, the Affinity Series Stratocaster delivers through the classic triple single coil Strat pickups and 5-way switching. Also featured is a 2-point tremolo bridge and sealed die-cast tuning machines. This model ships in four colour ways, 3-Color Sunburst, Olympic White, Black and Lake Placid Blue.

The HH version of an Affinity Strat swaps the classic single coil pickups for a pair of Squier humbucking pickups and 3-way switching. This model is available in Olympic White, Burgundy Mist and Charcoal Frost Metallic.

Next up, the Affinity Series Stratocaster FMT HSS has both a humbucking pickup and two single coil pickups. The best of both worlds? This guitar comes shipped in Sienna Sunburst and Black Burst.

Affinity Series Telecaster

Speaking of iconic guitars, here’s another classic that gets a new Squier Treatment. The classic Telecaster design is paired with the aforementioned C shaped neck and sealed die-cast tuning machines. The guitar has dual Squier single-coil Tele pickups with 3-way switching for classic tone.

There’s a left-handed version which is just an inverse version for all you southpaw guitarists. There’s a Telecaster Deluxe on offer here too, with the key difference being two Squier humbucking pickups with individual volume and tone controls.

Affinity Series Jazzmaster

The last of the new electrics on offer, the Affinity Series Jazzmaster boasts all the fittings of the Strat, bar a different body design and Two Squier single-coil Jazzmaster pickups.

Bass Guitars

Rounding off the release there’s four new bass guitars all based on their big brothers at Fender. First up is the Jaguar Bass H, loaded with a Squier humbucking pickup, open-gear tuning machines and a 32″ medium scale length.

Next is the precision bass, with its easily recognisable split single-coil P Bass neck pickup and bridge pickup, then the Jazz Bass with its two Squier single coil J Bass pickups. Finally there’s the Jazz Bass V, which is the 5-string variant of the Jazz Bass.

These affordable electric instruments are available now. Check out a video introducing the Squier Affinity Series Telecaster models below.

For more information head to Fender Australia.