New Revamped Squier Affinity 2021 Line

Discussion in 'Squier Stratocasters' started by sixtysix, Mar 23, 2021.

  1. grizzlewulf

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    Yeah I imagine for some this is a best of both worlds thing...
     
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  2. Robbmonster

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    For me, yeah.

    I hope.

    But given the Jazzy vibrato is aparently integral to its overall sound, and the pickups are more P-90 than Jazzy, I suspect this things will be another beast entirely.

    But I still can't wait to score one.
     
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  3. Hadronic Spin

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  4. grizzlewulf

    grizzlewulf Squier-holic

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    I could see the appeal of P-90s with a Strat trem and an offset body
     
  5. matttornado

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    welcome! I was just on Fender's official website & all new Affinity models still have the narrow 1.60 nut which really sucks. Some of the advertising from retailers seems to be inaccurate.
    I would assume Fender's website would be accurate with their products specs.
     
  6. sixtysix

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    I believe Fender's site still shows the old Affinity models (which are still available from most major retailers). Fender still hasn't announced the new models even though they seem to be showing up in some stores already, strangely. So I imagine the 1.60" nut is accurate for the older models which are still for sale but retailers listing the new ones seem to be pretty consistent with the 1.65" nut, shame there's no direct confirmation from Fender though.
     
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  7. Robbmonster

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    Nut width doesn't bother me, luckily.

    Move from an Affinity to an SG to a Jagmaster, no more than a split second to adjust.

    Perhaps I'm one of the lucky ones...
     
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  8. Hadronic Spin

    Hadronic Spin J Squier, Esquier Gold Supporting Member

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    Just chatted with IM, they do have a few of the new Affinitys. The have two Jazzmasters LPB with the P90s, I'm gonna try to get there in the next few days. LOL, I'll bring my calipers and see if I can measure their nuts o_O for all of you nuts!!! I'll get a visual on the new Affy Strats thickness, too...

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  9. Hadronic Spin

    Hadronic Spin J Squier, Esquier Gold Supporting Member

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    My local guitar shoppe has 4 of the new Squier Affinitys, here are my findings:

    On the Jazzmaster, Tele and the two Strats, the nut is in fact 42 mm (from my measurements of 1 21/32).

    On the Tele and the Strats, the bodies are the thinner Affinity profile...not full thickness.

    The Jazzmaster sounded good amped, but not as growly as my Epi P-90. Sweetwater's add for the Affinity Jazzmaster states it's got P-90 pickups... And the Jazz I played desperately needed neck relief.

    All of these Affinitys had the same typical for the series fret work; scratchy on bends but passable fret ends. No sprout for these, as well.

    At this point, I did not feel compelled to buy the Jazzmaster at this time, though my wife was for sure thinking I was going to buy some guitar since I went to the shop...

    Anyway, here are a few pics here, and some closer ups in the next post.

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  10. Hadronic Spin

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  12. Robbmonster

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    Nice to see the burgundy looks a touch more burgundy-ish than it does in the promo pics...
     
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  13. Hadronic Spin

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    Sorry I didn't get some up-closes with the Tele, it just did not register to me...:(

    I should also mention, headstock faces on all of these new Affinitys are glossed. However, the necks and Maple boards are similarly finished as earlier model Affinitys...a very thin coat of satin poly.


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  14. Blues256

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    Why fender site doesnt have these listed? Are they drunk or what

    I really like olympic white affinity strat with maple neck and tele with dark board. Wish there was surf green bullet tele available
     
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  15. Best1989

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    Nice to get some confirmation on the specs. If I ever come across one of those Strats I'll have to pull the trigger, lol
     
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  16. Hadronic Spin

    Hadronic Spin J Squier, Esquier Gold Supporting Member

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    The Indian Laurel board on the Jazz was fairly dark, looked and felt pretty good. The fret board almost sold me on the Jazz, but the lack of setup really put a damper on any GAS I may have had, but I want to wait for some in-hands usage before I jump.

    The Burgundy Mist Tele had a slightly darker IL board, too.


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  17. fries

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    Hi!
    I am a new member, maybe my question doesn't belong here so excuse me if missed the topic. I never had an electric guitar just classical ones and I wish to own one. I would like to go only with Jazzmasters because I love the shape, the name, the feeling. I believe liking your instrument is a huge advantage.

    Back to topic. I am from Europe and Squier seems to work here slowly because the local shops just have the old Affinity Jazzmaster HHs. I don't know if I should wait for the new Affinity Jazzmasters or not. I don't understand the difference between these two by reading technical data and I can't try them out side by side. (Even samples are limited) Could you help me with how should I choose?

    Thanks!
     
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  18. Kinnon09

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    Hello and welcome to squier talk.!! Where in Europe are you??
     
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  19. fries

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  20. Kinnon09

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    Have you got a local music store?? And have you got a price in mind??