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NGD Squier Affinity Telly :)

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by RoCkstAr256, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. RoCkstAr256

    RoCkstAr256 TDPRI Member

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    It came like over week ago from Polish Guitar Center. It is my first telly so i am so happy. Butterscotch finish seems a bit mixed red orange in dark, however in a daylight its creamy butterscotch :) . Guitar has quite fat and strong twang to it. I have attached file of mp3 you can download and listen to it a bit. Plugged into Peavey Vip 2 with Classic Overdrive. Guitar is string throught the body as you see, was build in Indonesia December 2016. Drawbacks? Jack is a little lose, need fixing. Rest is in perfect condition. It is also very light, 3 Kg Exactly.

    Price Tag, just 175 $ new one. (750 Polish zlotych currency)

    Action was poor, had to adjust truss rod a bit and lower action of the strings. I have set it up with D'addarios 9,5-44 , however i am thinking of 9-40 NYXL Balanced Set in netx month. I kinda like telecaster with lighter strings. In a 7 string ESP ive got like 10-46 and a 62 on the top. Telly feels better with 9's.

    I need more tellys. Wish there was Red one with one piece maple neck.

    Images here :
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    https://ibb.co/bz6QdQ

    Link with demo , Bridge,Neck Peavey
    https://files.fm/u/zrvmjpnk#_
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  2. radiocaster

    radiocaster Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 18, 2015
    europe
    cool demo, but is it really called that?
     

  3. RoCkstAr256

    RoCkstAr256 TDPRI Member

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    I mean it sounds weird. Sorry :D
     

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  5. luckett

    luckett Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 14, 2011
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    String thru? I thought all the new affinities were top loaders.
     

  6. radiocaster

    radiocaster Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 18, 2015
    europe
    The name of the shop is "Sounds Weird"?
     

  7. radiocaster

    radiocaster Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 18, 2015
    europe
    old ones
     

  8. luckett

    luckett Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 14, 2011
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    When did they switch to string thru? All the pics I've seen for sale and on the squier site are still top loader.
     

  9. 5ofeight

    5ofeight Tele-Holic

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    Oct 17, 2016
    Glasgow
    I think mine is a 14 or 15 and it is a top loader, It has a nice low action and the neck is a tad on the chunky side compared to my CV but I like this wee guitar, it grumbles when it sings..
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    Oh yeah, HNGD dude..
     
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  10. Lead2Fan

    Lead2Fan Tele-Meister

    150
    Jan 7, 2016
    East Coast

    Congratulations on your new guitar!

    Yes they are "twangy". I'm getting more comfortable with the neck/bridge combo and have finally found the "sweet spot" with help of the tone knob and amp settings.
     
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  11. Honest Charley

    Honest Charley Tele-Holic

    555
    Dec 13, 2013
    Sweden
    My Affinity is spanking new. And a top loader.

    Me like Competition Orange! :)

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  12. Lead2Fan

    Lead2Fan Tele-Meister

    150
    Jan 7, 2016
    East Coast
    You also got what appears to be a Tele Pack "Affinity" as evidenced by the 22 fret neck, it probably has the standard width 42mm nut and standard thickness body. Well done!
     

  13. Musekatcher

    Musekatcher Tele-Meister

    487
    Jan 15, 2013
    Heart O' Dixie
    The string thru with adjustable neck pup is the Bullet I think? Basswood I think? Seen several, FSRs recently at the big retailers.
     

  14. radiocaster

    radiocaster Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 18, 2015
    europe
    never mind, I found it: guitarcenter.pl

    no affiliation with the other one.
     

  15. RoCkstAr256

    RoCkstAr256 TDPRI Member

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    I was thinking about it, but GC said its new lone from December 2016. Body is thin so is neck, its lightweight.
     

  16. Musekatcher

    Musekatcher Tele-Meister

    487
    Jan 15, 2013
    Heart O' Dixie
    I missed that. The FSR Bullet at MF and GC doesn't have the 22 fret neck, and neither does the Affinity. But the Squier Standard does have string thru, adjustable neck pup, and 22 fret neck. Looks like a match.
     
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  17. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Jan 8, 2008
    Coral Springs, FL
    How the heck is the neck pup installed so you can't adjust it, even if you have to remove the pickguard to do it?

    I'm baffled.

    Even if screwed into body, they cheaped out by not using two 2-cent SPRINGS!?
     

  18. RoCkstAr256

    RoCkstAr256 TDPRI Member

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    I bought it stand alone mate, maybe they gave me better one since im ordering lots of strings :D
     

  19. Lead2Fan

    Lead2Fan Tele-Meister

    150
    Jan 7, 2016
    East Coast

    If it was "used" it was probably split up from the other items (amp/cord/gigbag) that came in the "starter" pack, either way whether "used" or "new" for being in Poland you got it for a reasonable price.
     

  20. RoCkstAr256

    RoCkstAr256 TDPRI Member

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    Stock A, there were no starter packs of Teles at ours GC. Only starter strats. Thanks mate :)
     

  21. RoCkstAr256

    RoCkstAr256 TDPRI Member

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    I dont known about pup set up, might give it to the luthier later. But i like how it is. String action is 3mm
     

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