Squier Affinity Stratocaster Pack HSS Candy Apple Red
Overview by GAK
Comes with a FREE 30 day trial period Fender Play trial: an online system which helps players get the most from their instrument.
This model is part of the Squier Affinity series, which combines a reliable brand with affordability, to make a great entry-level guitar. The Stratocaster is an iconic model, with a classic, contoured body shape, and this model has an HSS pickup configuration, which is explained below, and overall it’s an incredibly versatile guitar. It also features a comfortable ‘C’ shaped Maple neck, Laurel fretboard to give a resonant tone, and a tremolo so you can bend strings to another pitch.
This pack has everything a beginner needs to start playing guitar right away - including a Fender Frontman 15G amplifier, a great starter amp that allows you to find your preferred clean and overdriven tones, and it even lets you play along with your favourite tracks, by simply connecting your smart phone or mp3 player using the aux input - this is an ideal feature to improve your playing. There’s also a headphone jack so you can practice without disturbing anyone, letting you play as long as you want and perfecting your guitar skills.
Also included is a 10” Fender cable, guitar strap, picks, and a free 30-day trial of Fender Play.
What’s the difference between this and other brand guitars?
The Squier brand is the entry level for the brand Fender, possibly the most iconic electric guitar brand in the world. The Statocaster shape is available from Fender from entry level all the way up to collector level and is the choice of many a professional and guitar heroes like: Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton & Dave Gilmour.
What is HSS?
HSS is the pickup configuration, or the “microphones” that pick up the movement of the strings. HSS means Humbucker, Single Coil, Single Coil. Humbucker means the pickup is quieter and more powerful, whereas single coils are valued for their clarity and expression.
Overview by Squier
The Squier Affinity Series Strat HSS Pack includes everything you need to start rocking right out of the box. The Affinity Series Stratocaster HSS features a fat-sounding humbucking bridge pickup and two single-coil Strat pickups for versatile tone. A vintage-style Fender tremolo bridge, “C”-shaped maple neck and a lightweight, comfortable body round out the offerings.
The included Fender Frontman® 15G amplifier boasts 15 watts of power and features both clean and overdrive channels. It’s also perfect for jamming and practicing, with an aux input that allows you to connect a media device and play along with your favorite songs or backing tracks, as well as a headphone jack for silent practice. The Squier Affinity Stratocaster HSS Pack even includes a padded gig bag, strap, cable and picks, so now is the time to stop dreaming and start playing!
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