Squier Affinity Telecaster, Race Red
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Squier Affinity Telecaster, Race Red Details
The Squier Affinity Telecaster in Race Red is a great-value introduction to the Fender family and gives you the authentic playing experience and classic tones of the iconic Telecaster series. The Squier Affinity Telecaster features an alder body with the instantly recognisable Telecaster outline, providing easy access to the top frets and a comfortable playing feel whether stood up or sat down. The maple neck guarantees player comfort with its "C"-shaped profile and modern 9.5''-radius laurel fingerboard. The Affinity Telecaster is loaded with two single-coil pickups and a 3-way switch giving you access to the same tones that have made the signature sound of countless guitarists, from country twang, jazzy warmth through to bluesy edge-of-breakup sounds and raucous rock. The fixed bridge and die-cast tuners provide excellent tuning stability and adjustability, making this guitar ideal for practising, recording and gigging. The Squier Affinity Telecaster gives you everything you need to experience what makes this classic design so popular in terms of playability, wide tonal range, and classic good looks.
The Squier Affinity Telecaster features an alder body which is a traditional choice in tonewood and gives a bright and resonant sound. The neck is crafted from maple which enhances the sustain while the laurel fingerboard gives the classic look and sound of rosewood, which it replaces due to current CITES legislation - now you can help the environment and get the same tones and playing feel as rosewood.
The classic Telecaster outline provides a single cutaway giving easy access to the top-frets for high-range soloing. The body is smoothly contoured for a comfortable feel whether playing stood up or sat down. The neck has a thin "C"-shaped profile which enables easy reach over all 6-strings, while the fingerboard has a modern 9.5'' radius for a smooth playability when playing solo techniques.
The Affinity Telecaster is loaded with two single-coil pickups and a 3-way selector, just like the original Telecaster design. This pickup selection gives you a wide range of sounds, from bright and twangy bridge-position tones to warm and mellow neck-position sounds. The single coil design provides a great deal of nuance and bright overtones, which you can manipulate with the volume and tone controls.
The Telecaster has a long affinity with country music, where its bright and sustaining tones help create a clean sound that can cut through any mix. Over the decades the Telecaster has found its way into many more genres of music, including blues, rock, pop, funk, and even jazz. The Telecaster's simplicity belies its versatility, and with it you'll be able to find a wide range of tones for many different genres of music and playing styles.
About the Telecaster
The Fender Telecaster was one of Leo Fender's earliest solid-body guitar designs, based on his 1950 Broadcaster (later renamed 'Nocaster' due to a law-suit with Gretsch). The Telecaster's simple design, versatile tones and professional reliability made it the first commercially successful solid-body electric guitar which inspired countless future guitar designs. The guitar was a better solution to the trend in the '20s and '30s of amplifying hollow-body guitars by affixing pickups for more projection. The Telecaster remains prolific to this day and features in almost all genres of music and in the hands of countless players.
Maple neck with "C"-shaped profile
21-frets on laurel fingerboard
Classic alder Telecaster body shape
Top-load Telecaster bridge
2 x Telecaster single coil pickups and 3-way pickup selector
Body & Bridge
Bridge: 6-Saddle Top Load Body
Finish: Race Red Polyurethane
Neck & Fingerboard
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Frets: 21 Medium Jumbo
Inlays: Black Dots
Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.6" (40.6 mm)
Electronics & Hardware
Bridge Pickup: Vintage-Style Single-Coil Tele
Neck Pickup: Vintage-Style Single-Coil Tele
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Switching: 3-Way Selector
Position 1: Bridge Pickup
Position 2: Bridge & Neck Pickups
Position 3: Neck Pickup
Tuning Machines: Standard Die-Cast
Control Knobs: Knurled Flat Top
Pickguard: 1-Ply White
Strings: Fender USA 250L, NPS (.009, - .042 Gauges)
Case Included: No