The Best Beginner Fender Squier Bass Guitars


Squier by Fender Jaguar
Squier Affinity Jazz:
Squier by Fender Fender Vintage Modified PJ


I remember a day when you had to fork out a ton of cash to get a bass that played well and sounded good. With the shift in technology, Fender is putting out an army of instruments that not only play well, sound good but also only cost a couple of hundred bucks.

So without any further delay, here are my favorite Fender Squier basses for beginners and players on a budget.


Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar bass

There is no doubt the Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar bass has a major cool factor, but in addition it is short scale, which practically means that the neck is a little shorter than a “regular” long scale neck, thus creating less tension on the strings and making it easier to play.

Check it out on Amazon here

Squier Affinity Jazz Bass

With the vintage appeal of a traditional jazz bass, the Squier Affinity Jazz has 2 pickups, giving you more tonal options than a Precision bass, and the Jazz neck is a bit slimmer than the P-bass so it can be easier for a beginner to play.

Check it out on Amazon here

Squier Affinity Precision Bass PJ

The Fender Squier Affinity Precision Bass with P/J configuration is a gift from the folks at Fender. As I mentioned previously, the Jazz bass tends to have more tonal options with 2 pickups, and a traditional Precision Bass has only a single pickup. But IN the P/J configuration, Fender added a Jazz pickup to the mix to make this bass extremely versatile! If you have smaller hands, I would recommend going with the Jazz bass option, but otherwise, this bass is a very cool option for under $200!

Check it out on Amazon here

The Bottom Line

Whether you are a beginning bass player looking for your first instrument, or you are a seasoned player looking for the bass you aren’t afraid to ding up, all three of these Fender Squier basses are great choices.

You Might Also Like:

3 Awesome Courses to Learn How To Play Funk Bass

Funk Bass Lessons For Everyone Funk bass is one of the most creative and quite frankly, fun styles of bass to play. Our friends over at have put together some great course for all levels of bass players that are sure to keep your days and night funky!...

Review of the Yamaha TRBX174 BL 4-String Electric Bass Guitar

  The Yamaha TRBX174 4-String Bass Guitar Check out the Yamaha TRBX174 on Amazon here: Over the years the number of instruments available for under $200 has skyrocketed. You can easily search the internet and find hundreds, if not thousands of...

Beginners Guide to Setting Intonation on Your Bass

Helpful Tools and Resources: Check it out here: This toolkit will give you the foundational tools you will need to properly set up your bass (or guitar). Check it out here: Even though this book has a guitar on the...

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons
Share This