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Belated new Affinity Tele day.

Discussion in 'Telecaster/Esquire Forum' started by Fendereedo, Nov 22, 2017.

  1. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Most Honored Senior Member

    Age:
    51
    May 7, 2014
    UK
    As most of you know I've been off work for a while due to a minor stroke (TIA). I've been a bit miserable the past month, so a few weeks back my wife and I went shopping, passed my local music store and went in. I decided to tinker around a bit, then I discovered one of the new Affinity Tele's in 'competition orange'.
    I loved it, really light feel (haven't weighed it, but it's very comfortable). The overall construction of these cheaper Squier's is fantastic to be honest. Even the electrics are good when I popped her open, I literally just tidied the wires up with cable ties.
    The only things I did do was change the pickguard for a 1 ply that had height adjustment holes for the neck pickup. Replaced the flimsy looking strap buttons, and lastly I replaced the plastic jack socket with an easy fitting one from Northwest Guitars,admittedly I had to add a couple of toothpicks with glue to the holes, as the original holes were too big. Anyway here are some terrible photo's.

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  2. nuculer terrist

    nuculer terrist Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 12, 2014
    center of the mind
    Well, I like teles, and orange too for that matter.
    I'd say you got a cool tele, there! Congrats
     
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  3. 2-Finger

    2-Finger Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    46
    762
    Aug 16, 2016
    Brussels, Belgium

  4. johnnymg

    johnnymg Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 5, 2015
    Central Coast Ca
    HNGD and more importantly, best wishes on a continued recovery. :thumb:
     
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  5. T Guitar Floyd

    T Guitar Floyd Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 27, 2014
    Arizona
    Amen to the above! I'm happy for you!
     
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  6. TangerineDog

    TangerineDog Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 5, 2015
    The EU
    Nothing to get you back on track like a new guitar - I hope.
    HNGD and hng n thr, everyone I know who had a stroke is out and about again and just fine!
     
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  7. LongLiveRock54

    LongLiveRock54 Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 21, 2010
    Heart of Dixie
    Nice Steve! Nothing like a little "Tele Therapy" to make you feel better!!
     
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  8. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Strat-Talker Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    52
    351
    Sep 24, 2017
    Sharpsburg ,Ga.
    HNTD :)



    Replacing the cheap jack is a must do !
     
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  9. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Most Honored Senior Member

    Age:
    51
    May 7, 2014
    UK
    Thank you guy's! ;)
     
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  10. CigBurn

    CigBurn Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Jun 22, 2014
    The Shed
    HNGD and glad your continuing on the mend!
     
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  11. Vjerilood

    Vjerilood Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    52
    688
    Jul 30, 2017
    USA
    Orange Tele! Yeah!
     
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  12. joe_cpwe

    joe_cpwe Strat-O-Master

    960
    Jul 21, 2015
    USA
    Good guitar. I've been borrowing a BSB version and just scored my own BSB on eBay yesterday. Have fun with it, cool color.
     
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  13. Stormy Monday

    Stormy Monday Fa-ra-ra-ra-raaa, ra ra ra raa! Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 19, 2011
    red barn, USA
    That is an orange guitar. ...
     

  14. archetype

    archetype Strat-Talk Member

    66
    Nov 26, 2016
    Williamsville NY
    Is that Westie?
     

  15. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Most Honored Senior Member

    Age:
    51
    May 7, 2014
    UK
    You mean in my avatar? Yes, it's my pooch that I had to sadly have put to sleep in April this year. Thinking of getting another one in the new year.
     

  16. Bodean

    Bodean You'll shoot your eye out kid Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    50
    Aug 23, 2014
    South Carolina
    I love the color. HNGD buddy.
     
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  17. archetype

    archetype Strat-Talk Member

    66
    Nov 26, 2016
    Williamsville NY
    After my late wife became late, my healthcare IT work kept me away from home far more than was good for our pair of Westies, so they now live in St. Paul MN in my granddaughter's household. Great dogs.
     
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  18. gilmourstrat

    gilmourstrat Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 16, 2012
    Europe
    HNGD! My buddy haves a Affinity Tele as well and its very sweet, actually very good considering its price point.
     
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  19. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Most Honored Senior Member

    Age:
    51
    May 7, 2014
    UK
    Thanks Bo! :thumb:
     
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