NEWLY AVAILABLE & READY TO GO! - 25/08/2020.
Update - 24/09/2020 - Now Sold and on it's way to buyer in Surrey!
FEEDBACK - "Very happy with the action, tuners, pickups. In fact ...everything!"
I have always thought that this is the classic livery for a Strat....to me they never look better that in a nice sunburst!
This professionally overhauled & upgraded example will make an ideal first guitar purchase, or second/back-up instrument.
Stock Number: VTGC1062.
The current published Specification for the Squier Affinity Strat on the Fender website is as below in edited form....there may well have been changes in the spec. details since this guitar was made, up to the present date....in addition to the ones I have highlighted of the string gauges, tuning machines and the nut width, which clearly measures a more easily playable 42mm., rather than the current, quite rather narrow, 1.6" or 40.6mm.
Body Material: Poplar - Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Neck Material: Maple - Neck Finish: Satin Urethane - Neck Shape:
"C" Shape - Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm) - Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm) - Number of Frets: 21 - Fret Size: Medium Jumbo -Nut Material: Synthetic Bone - Nut Width: actual guitar measurement of 42mm. or 1.65" (***rather than current spec. of 1.6”/ 40.6mm.) - Position Inlays: Pearloid Dot - Truss Rod: Head Adjust
Bridge Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat® - Middle Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat® - Neck Pickup - Standard Single-Coil Strat®............
***Pickups on this guitar are logoed Entwistle XS 65....extract from Entwistle Customs Pickups website - "The XS65 is a single coil with a difference. It has six hard nickel pole pieces with a slightly over wound coil on a stressed field ceramic magnet base. For a single coil, this pickup exudes power, but without sacrificing any of the tonal qualities that we love about single coils. The middle pickup is reverse wound so that hum is cancelled when used in combination with either the neck or bridge pickups."
............Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup) - Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup - Configuration: SSS
Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo - Hardware Finish: Chrome - Tuning Machines: ***Upgrade - Replaced on this guitar with Fender-logoed machines in place of the specified Standard Die-Cast - Pickguard: 3-Ply White - Control Knobs: White Plastic - Switch Tip: White - Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Squier®
Strings: Nickel Plated Steel - 9-46 gauge fitted rather than orig. spec. (.009-.042 Gauges)
Traditional Hard Case - additional to the new spec.***
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS INDIVIDUAL GUITAR
Weight: Approx. 3.3kg./ 7.28lbs....middle of the generally accepted weight range for Fender Strats of 7lbs. to 8.5lbs./ 3.0kg. to 3.8kg.
Combined Guitar + Case weight: 8.9kg./19.6lbs.
Excellent condition. Minor play-wear/ marking, the minimum you would expect. Slight finish chips in the lower body cutaway, on the top, bass side of the trem and treble side lower bout, are not obvious and entirely superficial, otherwise finish is remarkably clean & bright, as is all the chrome hardware, including the "Fender" logoed tuning machines.
The guitar has been professionally overhauled & set-up, and shows no play wear to the frets or the fingerboard.
Set-up with a good action, on well-aligned fingerboard, of approx. 1.75mm./2.25mm. at 12th. fret.
Fitted 9-46 gauge strings.
Very solid traditional case shown in the photos is included with the guitar....sound/serviceable condition, with some age wear and the odd knock, but affording excellent protection to the guitar.