NGD - Squier Affinity Telecaster

Discussion in 'Squier Telecasters' started by Eddie, May 26, 2019.

  1. Eddie

    Eddie Squier-Axpert

    Age:
    50
    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    Sold my Cozart Tele this morning. Then this popped up on CL.

    Just snagged it. Not a great deal, but reasonable. Pretty much swapped my Cozart for the Affy Tele.

    It's getting an RRG harness. I already have a GM Cool Kat neck pup which was earmarked for the Cozart but didn't fit. I'll look into getting a nice bridge pup ... maybe a dual rails. :)

    Needs a output jack plate. How did I miss that? Oh well.

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    Um ... yeah. The purple room is my daughters'. I'm out of space in the mancave, and I've been putting guitars in their room. ha ha
     
  2. duggerh

    duggerh Squier-Meister

    365
    Jun 1, 2018
    Pacific Northwest
    HNGD

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  3. Best1989

    Best1989 Squier-Nut

    783
    Apr 25, 2019
    Arequipa
    Nice, HNGD!

    I've been thinking of getting that same Tele. There's something about the color that calls me!
     
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  4. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

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    Nov 29, 2017
    Newnan ,Ga.
    2018-12-10 09.15.43.jpg Congrats !

    Nice color ;)
     
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  5. squierTony

    squierTony Dr. Squier

    Age:
    46
    Jul 4, 2012
    MAUD Oklahoma
    They're really great guitars. 20190421_154532.jpg

    Heres my nephews $80 pawn shop find..
     
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  6. Eddie

    Eddie Squier-Axpert

    Age:
    50
    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    Love that pickguard. I may go in that direction also. How does the HR sound in the bridge? I'm diggin' it. :)
     
  7. squierTony

    squierTony Dr. Squier

    Age:
    46
    Jul 4, 2012
    MAUD Oklahoma
    Fantastic...
    Still got the tele twang but is a rock machine as well.
     
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  8. Eddie

    Eddie Squier-Axpert

    Age:
    50
    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
  9. squierTony

    squierTony Dr. Squier

    Age:
    46
    Jul 4, 2012
    MAUD Oklahoma
  10. Eddie

    Eddie Squier-Axpert

    Age:
    50
    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    Is that blue pearl or gray pearl?
     
  11. Eddie

    Eddie Squier-Axpert

    Age:
    50
    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    Tony, hit me with the link. :)
     
  12. squierTony

    squierTony Dr. Squier

    Age:
    46
    Jul 4, 2012
    MAUD Oklahoma
  13. squierTony

    squierTony Dr. Squier

    Age:
    46
    Jul 4, 2012
    MAUD Oklahoma
  14. Eddie

    Eddie Squier-Axpert

    Age:
    50
    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    Thanks. I'm gonna do it. $2 cheaper than GM ... but heck, $2 can get me a small caramel frappe at McD's. :)

    Hollah !! This is lots of fun.

    I also ordered a pearl pickguard off of ebay. That may take awhile as it's coming from the Middle Kingdom. :)
     
  15. surf green

    surf green Squier-holic

    Jul 15, 2014
    RI
    Affinity vs Bullet: I just had the opportunity to do an manual side by side comparison of an Affinity and a Bullet tele. Both identical Butterscotch transparent finishes. Bodies 1 9/16" ea, both routed for neck humbucker. Same tuners, bridges, saddles, and strap buttons. I didn't look under the hood, but dual single coil pickups sounded near the same to my ear. The necks also look to be the same, 1 string tree, nuts 1 5/8", thickness at 1st fret 3/4", same at the 12th. Fret wire very close. Fret ends on the Affinity were perfectly finished, the Bullet had sprout and required finishing. Bullet had walnut at truss hole, Affinity no walnut. Guitar weight, Bullet was 1 lb more than Affinity. The Affinity had "Jack Pearson" resonance vibration above the Bullet. Why make them so close? Seems crazy. If given the choice in a "used" purchase of near price, the Affinity pulls ahead given the neck factor......…..in my humble opinion.

    Eddie, nice grab.
     
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  16. Eddie

    Eddie Squier-Axpert

    Age:
    50
    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    Great write up. This is great info. Thank you. :)

    The Tele search will continue. Gonna look for something different. It's part of the fun. :)
     
  17. duggerh

    duggerh Squier-Meister

    365
    Jun 1, 2018
    Pacific Northwest
    I just love my cv![​IMG]

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  18. Archangelmm

    Archangelmm Squier-Meister

    Age:
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    306
    Nov 26, 2017
    Valrico, Fl
    Nothing more beautiful than a Butterscotch Blonde Tele, love that pick guard!
     
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  19. TimTheViking

    TimTheViking Squier-holic

    Is it possible to have stool envy? [emoji848][emoji38]


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