Squier Affinity Series Telecaster (SS) - Rosewood Fingerboard - Solidbody 6 String Electric Guitar (Discontinued)


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Squier Affinity Series Telecaster (SS)

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The Squier Affinity Series Telecaster (SS) appeared on our recommended list for Solidbody Electric Guitars Under $200 from August 2016 until February 2020.


The Telecaster is the guitar that effectively started the solid-body electric guitar revolution.

During the 1930s and 1940s several companies tried to produce a solid-body electric but none of them were commercially successful. Then Leo Fender released his design in 1950 with a single pickup under the name Esquire, then added a second pickup and sold it under the name Broadcaster but soon had to change it due to a lawsuit from Gretsch who were already selling a drum kit using that name. Thus the "Tele" as we know it today was born.

This was once the highest rated telecaster style guitar under $200 but the price went up to more than $200 in 2020.


  • Body: Alder
  • Finish: Lake Placid Blue / Polyurethane (pictured), also comes in Brown Sunburst, Gun Metal Gray, 2-Color Sunburst, Black and Arctic White
  • Bridge: 6-Saddle Top-Load Tele
  • Pickups: 2 x Vintage-Style Single-Coil Tele
  • Neck: Maple
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Nut Width: 1.6” (40.6 mm)
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Pickup Selector: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
You can see alternatives in our guides to the Highest Rated Electric Guitars Under $200 and Under $500.


Here is a video showing the range of tones you can get from a Squier Affinity Series Telecaster:

And for some extra fun here are the Rolling Stones with Keith Richards playing his Fender Tele: