Here's a new page on the website that may be of interest. I quite often get requests from people asking if I have any starter guitars or backup guitars that were in a lower price bracket.
I thought I'd just put a few cheaper guitars on this page that all played well but weren't MIJ but still absolutely fine to learn on or as a back up. My first guitar was an East German Zenith & it was pretty awful. These guitars are all way better than that.
You will see two prices for the guitar, a "pick-up price" which just includes a cheap gig bag & a "ready to ship" price which includes a hard case if you can't get to me.
Please note that because I don't have to pay insurance on these guitars for shipping, I can reduce the cost to £15 for economy shipping
2020 Squier by Fender Affinity Stratocaster Sunburst
£115.00 (pick up with gig bag price)
£160.00 (ready to ship price with hard case included)
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Probably one of the most popular "starter" guitars on the market is the Squier Stratocaster. This model is the "Affinity" which is a full sized Stratocaster
This particular guitar is in near mint condition with no chips dents or noticeable scratches. The only thing I noticed was that the neck plate has been upgraded to a 20th Anniversary one. This is purely cosmetic. The guitar plays great!
Gallery photos are on the right hand side of the page
It has been restrung and set up & plays well & sounds great. Everything works as it should
A good reliable Stratocaster with an all wood body (Alder on these later ones) 3 x single coil pickups, decent tuners & a 21 fret Rosewood fretboard on a Maple Neck. What's not to like? Here's the spec:
Model Name: Squier Affinity Stratocaster, Laurel Fingerboard Brown Sunburst
Series: Affinity Series
Body Material: Alder
Body Shape: Stratocaster
Body Finish: Polyurethane
Body Colour: Brown Sunburst
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Shape: "C" Shape
Neck Joint: Bolt On
Neck Finish: Polyurethane
Scale Length: 25.5"
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"
Fingerboard: Indian Laurel
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.6"
Position Inlays: Pearloid Dots
Hardware & Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat
Middle Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat
Neck Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1 (Neck Pickup), Tone 2 (Middle Pickup)
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)
Pickup Configuration: SSS
Truss Rods: Standard
Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronised Tremolo
Tuning Machines: Standard Die-Cast
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Control Knobs: White Plastic
Pickguard: 1-Ply White
Dimensions: 4.2" X 15.1" X 44.5"
Weight: 4.7 lbs
Thomann Rectangular Hardcase (when applicable)