Squier by Fender Affinity Series Jazzmaster HH Electric Guitar – Laurel Fingerboard – Arctic White

Brand Fender
Color Arctic White
Body Material Poplar
Fretboard Material Type Laurel
Guitar Pickup Configuration H
String Material Type Nickel
Hand Orientation Right
Guitar Bridge System Hardtail Bridge
Number of Strings 6

Review

$229.99

Description

Some beginners want something a bit different, a little more mellow, a little more… jazzy than a Les Paul or Stratocaster replica. That’s where Fender’s subsidiary Squier’s inexpensive Jazzmaster comes in. While the Jazzmaster isn’t expressly advertised as a beginner’s guitar, its ease of use and playability make it an excellent choice for anybody just getting started. Let’s look at it more closely…

If you’re familiar with the Jazzmaster, you could anticipate a mellow vintage tone that’s ideal for surf-rock and other related genres. The two humbuckers, however, are shockingly hot, thus this appears to be more suited to harder rock and metal – which seems weird for this model. Still, it’s not a terrible thing for novices who are practicing and jamming. They’re fairly clear and have a good overall output, but you might want to upgrade them as your skills develop.

The Squier Affinity Series Jazzmaster HH is a fantastic entry point into the iconic Fender family, with legendary design and definitive tone for today’s budding guitar hero. A sleek and comfortable “C”-shaped neck profile, a hardtail string-through-body bridge for strong string stability, and sealed die-cast tuning machinery for smooth, precise tuning are just a few of the player-friendly improvements on this model. This model is ready to accompany any musician at any stage, thanks to twin Squier humbucking pickups with 3-way switching for genre-defying sound diversity.

The Affinity Jazzmaster from Squier is a little different in terms of hardware and tone than you may anticipate, but it’s a major winner in our book. For beginners, the playability and comfort of a guitar are the most essential factors, and the Jazzmaster excels in these categories. It’s also extremely inexpensive, and it looks and sounds really great, so that’s a plus!

Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup

Squier Affinity Jazzmaster HH Highlights

"C"-Shaped Neck Profile

Humbucking Pickups

Squier Headstock Logo

 

“C”-Shaped Neck Profile

This instrument’s comfortable “C”-shaped neck profile (neck shape in cross-section) is carved to give it a vintage-style playing experience. It’s the most common neck profile form, and it’s quite comfortable for all playing styles.

Dual Humbucking Pickups

These Squier humbucking pickups were designed in-house at Fender and provide a thick, deep tone suitable for a broad range of styles.

Two Color Headstock Logo

This instrument has a touch of luxury thanks to the beautiful gold and black two-color headstock logo.

3 reviews for Squier Affinity Jazzmaster HH – Beginner Friendly Electric Guitar

  1. Craig G.

    Although I study jazz and am not a novice, I purchased a Squier Jazzmaster Guitar to practice on. I practice for 3-4 hours each day and use this guitar at home to do so. It’s something I’d suggest! šŸ™‚

  2. Issac P.

    I’ll be honest, I’ve always preferred Gibson/Epiphone guitars to Fender. Fenders have always seemed too delicate; you’d lose the tuning, you couldn’t drop it, and you had to be careful not to sweat too much while playing it…a Gibson/Epiphone, on the other hand, you could bash the crap out of and drop it in a bucket of salsa, pick it up a week later, and you’d be right back on that riff. I blame it on experience, but I’ve discovered that the difference between a Fender and a Gibson is that the Fender is purchased for HOW it sounds, while the Gibson is purchased for HOW YOU CAN MAKE IT SOUND. This guitar has a wonderful tone, as well as responsiveness and handling. It’s suitable for both frustrated beginners and jaded punk rockers.

  3. Grant

    I messed up this thing with a set of EMGs after it was great out of the box. To be honest, it’s the smoothest-playing Squier I’ve ever owned. The neck isn’t your typical jazzy but More stratospheric. This item suits my physique and hands nicely. I’m tall and have large hands. For some reason, the spacing between strings appears to be larger, but it otherwise plays like a strat, which I enjoy. There were no faults in the manufacturing, even in the wiring, which was unexpected. The frets are nicely capped and polished. They’re a little tiny for my taste, but they feel fantastic. Tuners are a pain for anything other than a normal tune, but I can live with it. Exceptionally good value for money!

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