Squier Affinity Series Tele Deluxe Body Thickness

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  1. ReneJaszi

    ReneJaszi TDPRI Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    I'm in the market for a new 2021 Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Deluxe and I was wondering if the body is still thinner in 2021 than a normal telecaster body.

    And if so is that a bad thing? Does the guitar become neck heavy with a poplar body that is also thinner than normal.

    Also if you own one of these guitars do you like it? Are they worth it?

    Thank you for your help in advance.
     
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    Boreas Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    I can't answer your first question, but I have a Bullet with a thin body and love it. No neck dive, yet nice & light. I don't really see a downside.
     
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    Can't answer for 2021, but I picked up a used one, and it is thinner, lighter. Did a complete set up and have had no issues. It's all stock and the tuners, while cheap, hold tune. Also, I would be willing to bet they will always be thinner, since it's a way to cut costs.
     
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    And what do you think, if I change the tuners to locking might neck dive become a problem?
     
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    dlaroe Tele-Meister

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    I've got a thinner Affinity body with a thicker non-Fender neck and Fender cast two pin tuners. It's on the edge but not excessively neck heavy. I really like the thinner body and have a Strat 5-way and full size pots in it.

    On another Tele with a similar body weight I did have locking Spertzels on a huge 1.75" nut, fatback neck that had some neck dive. Switching to staggered vintage style tuners fixed that.

    You probably can't really know how it will balance until you try it but in my experience the extra weight of locking tuners can contribute to neck dive.
     
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    Yes, the new Squier Deluxe Affinity Telecaster has the thinner body.
     
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