Squier Affinity

Squier Affinity Stratocaster

Christmas 2012

Model Name: Squier AffinitySquier Affinity
Color: Arctic White
Body Material: Bass Wood
Body Shape: Stratocaster
Body Finish: White Nitrocellulose
Neck Style: 70’s CBS style headstock, oiled finish
Neck Shape: Modern “C”
Scale Length: 25.5”
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5″
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Medium
Full-body String Nut: White Plastic
Nut Width: 42 mm
Fingerboard Inlays: N/A
Side Inlays: White dot
Neck Plate: 4-bolt Standard Chrome
Pickup Configuration: HB Bridge
Bridge Pickup: Unknown Dimarzio Humbucker
Middle Pickup: N/A
Neck Pickup: N/A

  • Master volume

Pickup Switching: N/A
Bridge: 6-Saddle fixed bridge
Hardware Finish: Black
Tuning Machines: Squier
Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint/Black
Control Knobs: Black knurled
Switch Tips: N/A
Unique Features:

A good friend of mine requested that I build him a white stratocaster style guitar after he had seen the ‘Duck’ guitar I built for my brother Lee. Using a spare Squier neck I had temporarily fitted to my first guitar (Encore unknown model), I just needed to source a body and use a few spares. This was not intended to be a playing guitar and was planned for a wall hanging, although I wanted it to play and sound well regardless.
After searching ebay I managed to find a cheap early 90’s Dimarzio humbucker and a thin Squier Affinity body. Utilising the spares box, I built and wired up this guitar over eggnog and Christmas music during the Christmas break.

I had decided to go for a very minimalist build, and opted for the Tom DeLonge style single Volume pot placement.

The neck is quite fast, although it would benefit from a re-fret. The unknown pickup was god-awful and reminded me very much of my first Encore guitar’s sound.

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