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 Post subject: Identifying Squier Stratocaster
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 7:30 am 
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Hello,
I purchased a used Squier 20th Anniversary Stratocaster. From what I've read it was made in Indochina by Cort. My question is, is this considered a Squier Stratocaster or a Affinity Stratocaster? Thanks for any assistance!
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 Post subject: Re: Identifying Squier Stratocaster
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 1:09 pm 
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If it is an Affinity, it will say so on the headstock. If it doesn't, it's not.

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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 1:37 pm 
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i think everything made by squier in 2002 had the anniversary neckplate, they do that every 10th anniversary dont they?, maybe pictures and the serial number might help you more

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 Post subject: Re: Identifying Squier Stratocaster
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bluesky636 wrote:
If it is an Affinity, it will say so on the headstock. If it doesn't, it's not.


Hello bluesky636,
Well, might be time for a eye exam. There plain as day with 20/20 is the Affinity logo on the headstock. Thank you for your time. I was wondering if it was worth trying to put better pots an caps in. Seems to play well.
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alfunkz wrote:
i think everything made by squier in 2002 had the anniversary neckplate, they do that every 10th anniversary dont they?, maybe pictures and the serial number might help you more


Hello alfunkz,
Thank you for your time and response. Now I have to investigate it compared to a regular squire strat.
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 4:26 pm 
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glennc717 wrote:
bluesky636 wrote:
If it is an Affinity, it will say so on the headstock. If it doesn't, it's not.


Hello bluesky636,
Well, might be time for a eye exam. There plain as day with 20/20 is the Affinity logo on the headstock. Thank you for your time. I was wondering if it was worth trying to put better pots an caps in. Seems to play well.
Glenn


You're welcome.

FWIW, here is my Affinity BSB Telecaster that I converted to an Esquire:

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New CTS pots, CRL switch, Orange Drop cap, Dimarzio Area T pickup, GFS locking tuners, converted to string-thru bridge, Mil-Spec Switchcraft output jack, Eldrid Mod. Plays and sounds fantastic. Sounds very different from my AVRI 52 Telecaster.

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 Post subject: Re: Identifying Squier Stratocaster
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 7:13 pm 
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bluesky636 wrote:
glennc717 wrote:
bluesky636 wrote:
If it is an Affinity, it will say so on the headstock. If it doesn't, it's not.


Hello bluesky636,
Well, might be time for a eye exam. There plain as day with 20/20 is the Affinity logo on the headstock. Thank you for your time. I was wondering if it was worth trying to put better pots an caps in. Seems to play well.
Glenn


You're welcome.

FWIW, here is my Affinity BSB Telecaster that I converted to an Esquire

That is a marvelous looking instrument. I like to tinker so I might have a go at mine. I don't know if I have the desire to spend a bunch of money on it though. It is supposed to be thinner than a MIM or American strat, correct. What is your feeling on shielding the cavity and at minimum changing the pots and cap? I run it through a blues jr. and it is very dynamic compared to many humbucking pickup guitars I play with. Thanks for any input in the upgrades. I already tightened all the tuners and the output jack. Had to fill some holes with wood shavings and glue as a few were stripped.
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 Post subject: Re: Identifying Squier Stratocaster
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 7:56 pm 
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glennc717 wrote:
That is a marvelous looking instrument. I like to tinker so I might have a go at mine. I don't know if I have the desire to spend a bunch of money on it though. It is supposed to be thinner than a MIM or American strat, correct. What is your feeling on shielding the cavity and at minimum changing the pots and cap? I run it through a blues jr. and it is very dynamic compared to many humbucking pickup guitars I play with. Thanks for any input in the upgrades. I already tightened all the tuners and the output jack. Had to fill some holes with wood shavings and glue as a few were stripped.
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Glenn


Thanks. I enjoy taking inexpensive guitars and upgrading them to something you cannot buy. I have 5 guitars (soon to be 6) and 1 bass, ranging in price from free to $1600. All have been upgraded with various combinations of pickups, pots, knobs, tuners, etc. to make them uniquely mine. Some people feel it is a waste of money and that I should buy the next higher model or two. Even if I did that, I would still probably mod the guitar.

Yes, the Affinitys are thinner then the higher line models. But they are also lighter. My Esquire is every bit as resonant as my AVRI 52 Tele. I use PAF type humbuckers or stacked humbuckers in all my guitars as I hate 60 Hz hum and I seem to live in a very noisy electronic environment. I shielded the bridge cavity of my Esquire before I replaced the pickup and it helped only slightly.

I buy a lot of my parts for my cheaper guitars from Guitar Fetish:

www.guitarfetish.com

I find their parts to be a very good value for the price. Of course, my more expensive guitars are upgraded with higher quality parts.

Bottom line, do what ou want and can afford to make the guitar yours. And above all, have fun.

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 Post subject: Re: Identifying Squier Stratocaster
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 5:12 am 
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Howdy,
Sounds like a fun way to learn. That is why I enjoy it. I have never touched one of my babies, but as the years passed I found that on new ones that I don't care about the "original" status, I have had some fun. Little stuff, adjust the neck, set intonation, set the pole pieces. But nothing this radical. Although I did put $200 worth stuff on a $146 Epiphone. Was having a guitar crisis and wasn't ready to trade anything at the time. The pickups would have been next. Got laughed at when I traded it in, but the salesman said it sold almost immediately. Thanks for the site, will give it a go, I like your appraisal of the proper replacements depending on the actual value of the instrument, makes good sense.
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 Post subject: Re: Identifying Squier Stratocaster
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