Affinity or Turser Custom Deluxe

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by thegiftofyears, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. thegiftofyears

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  2. papaphaedrus

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    I would personally go for the affinity. Your urls didn't show up, so I googled the turser and saw lots of gold hardware. I hate gold hardware. The only guitar I ever thought it looked ok on was srv's. Not the tribute models, just the original. Did I mention that I don't like gold hardware?
     
  3. Lonn

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    Thin body is a deal killer on affinity models for me.
     
  4. SoundDesign

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    The "burst" on that Jay Turser kinda looks like someone snuck up on it with a can of black spray paint.
     
  5. tpaul

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    I don't understand the comparison. You're comparing a double-bound, humbucker-equipped, gold-hardware, maple fretboard, sunburst finish, through-body strung guitar with a non-bound, single-coil equipped, nickle hardware, rosewood fretboard, blue finish, top-loader guitar.

    Do you have any actual preferences?
     
  6. Danno

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    I have both. Two different animals really. The Turser is one of the best non-Fender Tele's I have owned. Lots of bang for the buck. The gold hardware is not my fave but it's a very fine playing guitar.
     
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    Like Danno, I have both and I will say without reservation the Turser gets much more play time than the Affinity.

    I currently have the JTLT deluxe Turser set up with Roland synth pickyp (GK-3) and run it thru a GR09 module for recording.

    The Affinity was a project guitar when I bought it, and to become playable I had to do a complete fret level, replace the switch, and I converted it to a 3-saddle bridge (wilkinson) because I prefer the 3 saddles. I added a Bigsby clone to it just because I wanted to. It is currently on my list of "stuff for trading fodder" tho I doubt I could get any more for it than I could for the Turser.

    The Turser needed nothing, it was fine "out of the box". I bought it several years ago when they were $179 with free shipping. I think they are now $225+ and shipping on TOP of that..
     
  8. thegiftofyears

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    Good point. I should have specified that the comparison was simply one of price point. The JT is just about $20 more.

    I settled on the JT custom deluxe. This has a very nice neck and a good sounding bridge pickup. The neck is darker voiced than I prefer but I have a black mean 90 sitting around here that I can swap in.
     
  9. thegiftofyears

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    I went back and looked at the photo and you're right! :lol:
    It looks much better in person.
     
  10. Ironbird

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    I'd go for the Affinity, personally, because I prefer rosewood boards and that LPB colour is to die for.
     
  11. harold h

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    Turser all the way.
     
  12. el cheapo

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    The Fezz Parka mod would fix that.
     
  13. vintage clubber

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    I have a Turser Paisley and two affinity teles out of the 4 that came across my workbench last fall. All of the affinities were pre-owned and less than $100 each. I did the Bubba mod on 3 of them.

    This one is now owned by a fellow forum member after I had traded to a customer and he sold it and then that person sold it.

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    I sold one to a friend of mine once I added a neck pickup and pickguard.

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    I kept these two:

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    I like my Turser, but after having these 4 Squiers across my bench, I would lean toward the affinity over the Turser, especially used. Fender spec pickguards will drop right in with no alteration needed. I had to have a pickguard custom made for the Turser. I had no issues with the necks/fretwork on either brand.
     
  14. 61fury

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    Like he said ^ Affinities accept standard Fender parts like pick guards, can the Jay Turser do that?
     
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