Squier Bullet vs Affinity: Which one is right for you?

A Squier Affinity Jazzmaster and Affinity Telecaster next to a Squier Bullet Mustang and Bullet Stratocaster
(Image credit: Future)

Squier has a strong and well-deserved reputation as one of – if not the – best budget electric guitar guitar brands in the world, and with a product series fitting every major ‘budget-friendly’ price bracket, it’s not hard to see why. As a sub-brand of Fender, Squier is able to faithfully recreate some of the most iconic guitars at impressively low prices and without an impending lawsuit – meaning that all of your hard earned cash is going into something that looks as good as it sounds. 

The budget guitar market is frankly huge, if we're being honest. Squier is just one of a massive number of brands that are producing cheap electric guitars, so the amount of choice you've got can be pretty overwhelming at times. Thankfully, the sheer amount of competition means that Squier has been constantly upping its game – and we think that it's the best brand to buy a budget guitar from.

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James Farmer

James is a freelance writer and former Junior Deals Writer at Guitar World. Before writing, James worked as a guitar salesman at a local music store, so he knows a thing or two about matching people with their perfect instruments. James also has experience working in other areas of the music trade, having briefly worked for online music distributor, RouteNote. James is a guitarist, bassist and drummer and has also toured the UK and Europe with his old band Hypophora.