7s' 2016 Squier Affinity Telecaster (Competition Orange)

2016 Squier Affinity Telecaster (Competition Orange)

Affinity Telecaster (2016)
Competition Orange

I bought this guitar as an "office guitar." One that I could leave at the office and if something happened to it, well, it was just $199 to begin with. I was looking for something that matched GoDaddy's colors and when Squier came out with this competition orange color, the choice was easy. I added some GoDaddy flair to it with custom printed stickers (they come off cleanly if needed) and that was that. 

I don't expect much from a Squier Affinity guitar, but this one played remarkably well. Action was nice and low and the frets were nicely finished. The electronics, though, were pretty bad. Over a holiday break I replaced the stock electronics with Seymour Duncan Hot Rails humbucker pickups and new pots and a 5 way switch wired to let me coil split either of them and now it not only plays well but it sounds amazing. Sure, the updates cost as much as the original guitar, but now for about $400 it is a great guitar.

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