Squier Affinity adds new Stratocaster, Telecaster and Jazzmaster models
Fender expanded its line of electric guitars and basses, Squier Affinity, with the launch of the new Stratocaster, Telecaster and Jazzmaster models. He did the same with a new range of Jaguar Bass.
Among the brand new models are Strocasters and Telecasters with an HH pickup configuration. Also, the new Jazzmaster equipped with single coil pickups stands out. Finally, the new Jaguar Bass comes out, available in new finishes such as Lake Placid Blue, Charcoal Frost Metallic and Burgundy Mist.
In addition to the new models, the Affinity series offers new finishes and specifications for existing models. These new features include a Strat with HSS pickups and a flamed maple top; a Telecaster with an Indian laurel fingerboard, which was previously unavailable.
Squier Affinity Series Stratocaster HH
Another great novelty is the new Squier Stratocaster equipped with a set of humbucking pickups. This guitar is ideal for those looking for a more aggressive tone compatible with heavy-metal audios.
The body wood is poplar, while the neck is maple with an Indian laurel fingerboard. It is equipped with a two-point synchronized tremolo with block mounts. The ceramic humbuckers give an aggressive tone for modern styles.
Of course, the scale is 25.5 ″, the classic for Fender. It also features a classic C-shaped shank profile and synthetic bone nut. Additionally, the controls are two tone knobs, a master volume knob, and a three-way selector switch.
The Squier Affinity Stratocaster HH is available at major musical instrument stores in three finishes: Olympic White, Charcoal Frost Metallic and Burgundy Mist, for $ 229.99 / £ 239 / € 184.03.
Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Deluxe HH
The new Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Deluxe is a modern and versatile instrument. It also has a set of ceramic humbuckers, like the new Strat. The six-saddle Tele bridge that runs through the body, in line with the style of the 70s.
With two available finishes: Burgundy Mist, Black or Charcoal Frost Metallic, the new model promises to be a success. Squier’s classic 25.5 ″ scale ensures classic tone. The guitar body is poplar, C-shaped maple neck, and a choice of Indian laurel or maple fingerboards, with 21 jumbo medium frets and a 9.5 ″ Radius.
The electronics include the set of humbuckers that are controlled through an independent tone and volume knob for each of the pickups. The pickup selector switch is three-way.
The Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Deluxe is available from online musical instrument retailers for $ 229.99 / £ 269 / € 184.03.
Squier Affinity Series Jazzmaster
The Squier Jazzmaster was only available in an HH pickup configuration. On the side of the finishes they were only available in black or arctic white. The new Squier Affinity Jazzmaster comes equipped with single coil ceramic pickups.
The slim and lightweight poplar body is combined with a comfortable C-shaped maple neck and 9.5 ”radius Indian laurel fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets. The tremolo bridge is two-pivot, and the nut is synthetic bone. On the side of the pins they are die-cast sealed with split shafts and complete the classic three-way pickup selector.
The new Squier Affinity Jazzmaster is available in Lake Placid Blue and Burgundy Mist finishes for $ 229.99 / £ 269 / € 184.03.
Squier Affinity Series Jaguar Bass H
Finally, this outstanding Squier Jaguar Bass completes the news. The bass features a 32 ″ scale length, which makes it easy to play. Additionally, this bass has a humbucker pickup for thick, punchy tones. Available in Lake Placid Blue, Charcoal Frost Metallic or Black colourway.
Construction-wise, the new model features a C-shaped maple neck and Indian laurel or maple fingerboard and poplar body. It also comes with a synthetic bone nut and the standard four saddle bridge. The pegs are vintage style and a control layout comprised of a master volume and a pair of tone knobs.
The Squier Affinity Series Jaguar bass is available on major musical instrument outlets for $ 229.99 / £ 219 / € 184.03.
Other Affinity Series Updates
The Squier Affinity line has also added a number of aesthetic and functional updates, which come in the form of new finishes and fingerboards for existing models. Thus, the current HSS Stratocaster model is adorned with a sleek new flamed maple top and Black Burst and Sienna Burst finishes.
Other news is that the current models have a new fingerboard option. Thus, the Affinity Telecaster series adds new Indian laurel fingerboards for its existing Telecaster model.
In addition, new colors are available: Lake Placid Blue, Three-Color Sunburst and Olympic White.
On the bass side, the Jazz and Precision models are now also available with a maple fingerboard. In addition, they have the new Burgundy Mist, Charcoal Frost Metallic, Lake Placid Blue and Olympic White finishes.
For more information, head over to Fender.
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