Picked up this Affinity w/hard case for $80, planning a future refinishing project. No work day with wind gusts of 70 mph along the coast, so today suddenly became the "future". The more I looked at the poor heavy relic attempt, I realized that spending time on a refin was out of the question. The butterscotch finish had been completely sanded off below the bridge plate and to the left of the neck and the pickups. With the gouging and color removed right up to the pickguard it certainly was not believable wear. Squier Butterscotch turned out to be no where near the color of Re-Ranch Butterscotch Blonde lacquer...…..but good old Mohawk 101 neck Amber looked pretty damn close. Spraying a patch of amber on a piece of plywood and applying it to the bare wood body with a chip brush was the method of choice. This way I could put color around the prior gouging without having to go back again to remove it. So here's the start of re-relic of a "belt sander" relic job. Luckily the former "Custom Shop Relic Master" hadn't gotten very far on the neck before he threw in the towel on this project. I'll have to put some thought in on phase 2...…….to amber or not to amber? That is the question.