Squier officially launches refreshed Affinity range, including a Jazzmaster with a vibrato, an HH Strat and a Tele Deluxe

Each features a C-shaped neck profile, split-shaft tuners for electric guitars and open-gear tuners for bass guitars.

Alongside revived Paranormal ranges, new accessories and Fender signature models, today sees the official launch of the new Squier Affinity range.

The guitars have been visible on dealer websites since March but today are being officially announced. Each has a C-shaped neck profile, as well as split-shaft tuners on the electric guitars and vintage-style open-gear tuners for the bass guitars. The electronics across the board are Squier pickups.

Squier Affinity Series Stratocaster

The Affinity Strat

The Squier Affinity Series Stratocaster is a faithful take on the formula, with a two-point vibrato bridge and a trio of Squier single-coil Strat pickups. The fretboard material will depend on your colour choice: there’s Three-Colour Sunburst (laurel fingerboard), Olympic White (maple fingerboard), Black (maple fingerboard) and Lake Placid Blue (maple fingerboard).

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Lists for $249 / £219 / €249.

Squier Affinity Series Stratocaster HH

The Affinity HH Strat

The Squier Affinity Series Stratocaster HH is essentially the same as the above but is instead loaded with a pair of Squier humbucking pickups with three-way switching. It’s available in Olympic White, Burgundy Mist and Charcoal Frost Metallic, each with a laurel fingerboard.

Lists for $249 / £239 / €269.

Squier Affinity Series Stratocaster FMT HSS

The Affinity Strat, Flame Maple Top

Topped with flamed maple, this guitar also changes the pickup formula to a bridge humbucker, with single-coils in the neck and middle positions. It’s available in Sienna Sunburst and Black Burst with a maple fingerboard.

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Lists for $299 / £269 / €299.

Squier Affinity Series Telecaster

The Affinity Telecaster

The Squier Affinity Series Telecaster is loaded with dual Squier single-coil Tele pickups with three-way switching. It comes with a six-saddle hardtail bridge rather than a vintage-style three-saddle. It’s available in Lake Placid Blue (laurel fingerboard), Olympic White (laurel Fingerboard), Three-Colour sunburst (maple fingerboard) and Butterscotch Blonde (maple fingerboard).

Lists for $249 / £219 / €249. A left-handed version is available in Butterscotch Blonde with a maple fingerboard for the same price.

Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Deluxe

The Affinity Telecaster Deluxe

The Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Deluxe adds a larger pickguard and two humbuckers, each with individual volume and tone controls. It’s available in Burgundy Mist (laurel fingerboard), Charcoal Frost Metallic (laurel Fingerboard) and Black (maple fingerboard).

Lists for $279 / £269 / €299.

Squier Affinity Series Jazzmasterthe Affinity Jazzmaster

The Squier Affinity Series Jazzmaster has a modern two-point vibrato bridge – a notable departure from previous Affinity Jazzmasters, which had hardtail bridges. It’s loaded with two Squier single-coil Jazzmaster pickups with three-way switching, again a departure from its predecessor’s humbuckers. It’s available in Burgundy Mist and Lake Placid Blue, both with a laurel fingerboard.

Lists for $279 / £269 / €299.

Squier Affinity Series Jaguar Bass HThe Affinity Jag Bass

This stripped-back bass features a slightly short 32-inch scale length, and a single humbucker, for a “fat, punchy tone”. It’s also got a metal control plate, and a large three-ply pickguard across its offset body. It’s available in Lake Placid Blue (maple fingerboard), Black (maple fingerboard) and Charcoal Frost Metallic (laurel fingerboard).

Lists for $249 / £219 / €249.

Squier Affinity Series Precision Bass PJ

The Affinity P Bass

The Squier Affinity Series Precision Bass PJ has a split single-coil P Bass middle pickup and a single-coil J Bass bridge pickup, as well as a standard 34-inch scale. It’s available in Lake Placid Blue (laurel fingerboard), Charcoal Frost Metallic (laurel fingerboard), Olympic White (maple fingerboard) and Black (maple fingerboard).

Lists for $279 / £249 / €279.

Squier Affinity Series Jazz Bass

The Affinity Jazz Bass

The Squier Affinity Series Jazz Bass sports two Squier single-coil J Bass pickups for a wide variety of tones. It is available in Burgundy Mist (laurel fingerboard), Charcoal Frost Metallic (laurel fingerboard), Three-Colour Sunburst (maple fingerboard) and Black (maple fingerboard).

Lists for $279 / £249 / €279. A five-string version, available in Three-Colour Sunburst with a laurel fingerboard and Olympic White with a maple fingerboard is available for $299 / £269 / €299.

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