I decided to do another guitar description but it's gonna be something different since it's not a CR guitar but a CM
I'd anyway like to share it with you. So here's my new guitar...
Squier Affinity Strat Rosewood (031-0600-525)
This is the middle category model of Squier guitars with a body made by alder wood (it's pretty heavy). The neck is of maple that gives a very soft and comfortable touch while playing. You might be surprised when looking at the rosewood fingerboard since Strats usually come with a maple one but it must be my 'perversity'... my other guitar, an acoustic Ibanez has rosewood fingerboard, too, and I think I got used to that so much I wanted to go on with that particular one
By the way it has 21 Medium Jumbo frets with nacreous position inlays. Its color code is 525 which means this cool metallic red body.
The headstock looks like the Fender 70's Stratocaster's and it's pretty large. And yes, it's the 'Fender' logo printed on it as well
This guitar's equipped with chrome standard die-cast tuners and Fender Super 250L nickel plated steel strings.
Well, the gear... just like Fender Strats, this one has 3 single coil pickups, a neck, a middle and a bridge one. You can switch between the pickup combinations with the well-known 5-position blade. As far as I've learned positions 5 and 4 (neck, neck+middle) are for blues and country themes with the pure and softer tones coming from the neck pickup. Position 3 (middle) can be used for rougher rocky tunes (especially with distortion). With my amp which is a Hughes&Kettner Attax80 the middle pickup sounds like Keith Richards' or Springsteen's Telecaster and also similar to the sound of a Gibson SG (great when I play AC/DC
Positions 2 and 1 (middle+bridge, bridge) give that bright and noisy Bryan Adams sound with that metallic clacking each time you hit the strings. By the way that's the tune we hear in Let's Dance
This model comes with 3 controls, of course, a Master Volume and two Tone pots; one for the neck and one for the middle pickup. It's also equipped with a very precise Synchronous Tremolo bridge and a tremolo arm.
Some more words of the body contours... it's precisely the same as Fender Strat's. You can see on the first picture the upper left part of the body goes thinner to give a comfortable and secure support to the right arm. Besides, the back of the body has a kind of cavity as it's shown on this pic so the guitar's body in fact clings to your body. Quoting Jeff Beck the Strat's body actually makes you hug it
I think there's no more I can tell you of this beautiful baby... Enough said my neighbours honestly hate that... and that's probably because I play that all the time