Affinity Series™ Telecaster® Left-Handed


Model #: 0310223550
Affinity Series™ Telecaster® Left-Handed, Maple Fingerboard, Butterscotch Blonde

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Our Affinity Series™ Tele® guitar features two single-coil pickups, three-way switching and truly classic Telecaster® guitar style. This versatile guitar is now available in a left-handed model.

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Butterscotch Bombshell

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oldcomputech on May 22, 2013
Amateur Blues Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Country

Well the LH Squier Affinity Tele I ordered finally arrived last Friday! First impressions are usually the best and mine are that this guitar is a steal at the price. The Butterscotch blond color is nice, wood is ok (3 piece body), decently grain matched. The finish on the body is gloriously shiny and I did not find any flaws on that. Neck is very nice, just fine for my hands. The neck alignment on mine was perfect OOB (out of the box) as was the string setup. No buzzing frets, no binding on the nut, the guitar does not go out of tune through hard playing. The neck almost seems like it was made for a way more expensive guitar IMHO. The tuners feel ok, smooth and positive, no binding noticed. Tone and volume control pots feel nice and firm, jack is snug and the pickup switch has a positive feel in all positions. Tone from the bridge pickup is awesome, neck pickup well not quite so much. Truthfully though I just heard a recording recently made of a '50’s Fender Broadcaster neck pickup and it's not that far off. However in time it will have to go. Grinder tool marks under the chrome show through on the bridge and the controls plate. There are some random orbital sander marks under the urethane on the body (you have to look at an angle, you cannot see them straight on) and the body has one spot in the wood (look by the control plate in the pic) but I think it adds some character. Not bad at all for a mass produced guitar. So I really think I got a good 'un and she's a keeper! If you can only get one guitar for the money this one is worth it.

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Model Name: Affinity Series™ Telecaster® Left-Handed, Maple Fingerboard, Butterscotch Blonde
Model Number: 0310223550
Series: Affinity
Color: Butterscotch Blonde

Body

Body
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Polyurethane
Body Shape: Telecaster®

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Polyurethane
Neck Shape: "C" Shape
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.61" (40.9 mm)
Position Inlays: Dot
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Standard

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Tele
Neck Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Tele
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SS

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 6-Saddle Top-Load Tele
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Machines: Standard Die-Cast
Pickguard: 1-Ply White
Control Knobs: Dome Style
Switch Tips: Black

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA 250L, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
Unique Features: Black Plastic Parts, Top Hat Switch Tip, Black Silkscreen Logo, Dot Position Inlays