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Get this Squier Affinity Stratocaster for only $200 in this pre-Amazon Prime Day deal over at Guitar Center

Fender Affinity Stratocaster
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If you're just starting out, it can be pretty daunting trying to find the best beginner electric guitar for you. And with the plethora of options out there, we understand you're looking for the best value for money. So if you're after an affordable electric guitar that plays easily, sounds great, and will last a long time, allow us to simplify your search.

Squier's Affinity Stratocaster is a great first choice for any aspiring guitarist, or indeed a strong addition to any seasoned player's six-string arsenal.

Its C-shaped modern maple neck and 21-fret Indian laurel fingerboard ensure supreme playability and comfort, while its triple-single-coil pickup configuration, master volume and two tone knobs and five-way selector switch promise boundless opportunities for tonal variation.

Featuring a double cutaway alder body – a material known for its beefy mids and strong low-end – this Affinity Strat's gloss polyurethane Surf Green finish completes the trio of gorgeous looks, excellent tones and effortless playability.

Other features include a tremolo-equipped bridge, die-cast machine heads and silver hardware.

For a limited time only, Musician's Friend are offering the Squier Affinity Stratocaster in Surf Green for only $199.99. That's $30 off its original price of $229.99. 

If you're interested, head on over to Musician's Friend. We recommend you jump on this deal quickly, as we don't expect it to be around for long.

Be sure to check out our regularly updated Prime Day guitar deals hub for the latest and greatest guitar-related bargains.

Squier Affinity Stratocaster

Squier Affinity Stratocaster in Surf Green: now only $199.99
Get your hands on this fantastic beginner electric guitar for under $200 ahead of Amazon Prime Day. With a lightweight alder body and comfortable C-shaped modern maple neck, the Squier Affinity Stratocaster is built for hours of comfortable practicing.

Sam Roche

Sam is a Staff Writer at Guitar World, also creating content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.