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Affinity Converted To A Thinline

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by Sollophonic, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. Sollophonic

    Sollophonic Friend of Leo's

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    I've had this old, battered Squier Affinity for quite while, I got it for very little money in a local charity shop, and I have used it for a beater, chuck in the car guitar for some time.

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    Always loved the feel of this little guitar, and it was a perfect spare guitar, the neck was a peach, not as skinny as a lot of Affinitys I have played and was a great sofa guitar as well. Gradually added a spare set of Keystone pickups, three saddle bridge and new pickguard

    Then I came across a thin-line style body, which seemed to fit the Squier Affinity neck. I don't have a thin-line in my collection so I went for it

    So here is my mahogany bodied, single bound Squier Affinity Tele, all that is original is the neck, tuners, controls, and jack socket/plate. But the neck is such a great player, I couldn't resist.

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  2. nikola

    nikola Tele-Meister

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    Nice work. Really nice
     
  3. Edgar Allan Presley

    Edgar Allan Presley Friend of Leo's

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    That's lovely.
     
  4. Billnchristy

    Billnchristy Tele-Afflicted

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    Now you need a neck for that pretty blue body too.
     
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  5. Sollophonic

    Sollophonic Friend of Leo's

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    Oh, don't worry, there's an Esquire-style project on the back burner;-)
     
  6. Telecentric

    Telecentric Tele-Holic

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    Nice!


    But I really want to know about the reso-Tele in the background:eek:
     
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  7. bettyseldest

    bettyseldest Friend of Leo's

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    I read the title, saw the first picture, and thought no.........
    Thankfully you did not carve up that pretty blue body to create a thinline out of it.
    Though it might have made an interesting thread.
     
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  8. TheBadHombre

    TheBadHombre TDPRI Member

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    It’s not even a real tele shaped body. No offence but it completely ruins the whole thing for me. I converted my affinity to a Baja with twisted Teles and love it.
     
  9. dlew919

    dlew919 Doctor of Teleocity

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    I thought that there might have been a gouging too.
     
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  10. AZkoaMan

    AZkoaMan Tele-Meister

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    The Thinline is cool and all but what's this?? You're just gonna casually toss that into the background and act like there's nothing to see?

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  11. Ira7

    Ira7 Doctor of Teleocity

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    It's a Thinline with a different neck. You didn't convert an Affinity to a Thinline.
     
  12. Sollophonic

    Sollophonic Friend of Leo's

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    OK, I converted a Thinline style body into an Affinity then.

    If I wanted to be more accurate, I took an Affinity Tele neck I liked the feel of, and put it onto a thinline style body that I liked the look of, to give me another guitar I like to play. I used the parts I modded the heck out of the original Affinity Tele with, and dropped them in too. I don't have a thinline Tele and this was one way of getting myself one.

    That would have made a very, very long title for the thread.

    Whatever.

    I took it to a rehearsal last night and it sounded pretty good.

    Might keep my guitar parts swapping to myself in future.
     
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  13. Ira7

    Ira7 Doctor of Teleocity

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    Whatever.

    But you didn't convert an Affinity to a Thinline.
     
  14. Sollophonic

    Sollophonic Friend of Leo's

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    I stand utterly corrected.

    I'll never do it again.

    Profuse apologies.
     
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