I need help with Squier Affinity 1996

Discussion in 'Squier Stratocasters' started by draste35, Sep 15, 2020.

  1. draste35

    draste35 Squier Talker

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    Hi, I've wanted to buy a guitar and I found a Squier affinity 1996 it was made in Yako. Should I buy it? I couldn't find its body material.
     

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  2. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

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    How much are they asking?

    YN6 is pretty good to start on and mod later
     
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  3. draste35

    draste35 Squier Talker

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    he asked 65€ for it. Is it a good price? Also, Was the body made from alder? Do you know anything about it?
     
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  4. JurnyWannaBe

    JurnyWannaBe Squier-holic

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    Welcome to S-T @draste35 :) There's a bunch of folks here who know that guitar quite well. They'll be along shortly. @drewcp is spot on ;)
     
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  5. draste35

    draste35 Squier Talker

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    Thank you @JurnyWannaBe I'm looking forward to seeing their comments about this guitar.
     
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  6. jefffam

    jefffam Dr. Squier

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    YN made BY Yako is an excelent guitar. While it is named an Affinity, beyond being a Squier Stratocaster guitar, it bears little to no resemblance to 2000 - present Affinity's.

    I don't know the body wood, as it is of little importance. It is a solid body, full thickness, hard wood, not soft basswood or paulina. The bodies have signifcant heft/weight to them even though Strats. I believe most fall in the 7 pound range or so. As I said full thickness body, but it does have a fairly thick layer of poly. When I first started messing with YN/NC's (sister builds with only small differences), I thought it had a veneer layer top and bottom. It's not, just thick poly. Some people that have stripped all paint/poly/body filler off have found pretty good looking 2 or 3 piece bodies. Some found multipiece, not as nice.

    The real beauty is the 43.2mm neck(at the nut). It is wider than any other Squier. Nice medium jumbo frets. All 22 frets.

    Snowman route in the body, allowing some latitude in pickup changes. However the OE ceramic pickups are the best I (and quite a few others) have ever heard ceramics. The trap tuners on the neck are also different. I've left some of mine with trap tuners sit for weeks or longer, and found them just a few cents out of near perfect tune.

    Enjoy your guitar. If you have any questions, just ask. Either I, or @Eddie or someone will catch it and answer.
     
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  7. draste35

    draste35 Squier Talker

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  8. jefffam

    jefffam Dr. Squier

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    Sorry I forgot...65 Euros is a good price. I had to look up the conversion. It's always good to shoot for a little less price from the seller, but at $77.xx conversion, I would not miss that guitar. Don't tary too long as YN/NC's at that price don't last for sale long.

    My NC's

    NC rack 11 25 2018.jpg
     
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  9. draste35

    draste35 Squier Talker

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  10. JurnyWannaBe

    JurnyWannaBe Squier-holic

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    See ... I told ya' ;)
     
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  11. draste35

    draste35 Squier Talker

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  12. mwmeci

    mwmeci Squier-Meister

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  13. mwmeci

    mwmeci Squier-Meister

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    How many NC's total?
     
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  14. Eddie

    Eddie Squier-Axpert

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    I have 13 NC's. I love them. That's a great price.

    Don't hesitate. Someone else is gonna snag it. :)

    Great modder forkers.
     
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  15. Eddie

    Eddie Squier-Axpert

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    That's what I call a collection. Hollah !!!
     
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  16. jefffam

    jefffam Dr. Squier

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    19 with 3 more unassembled in pieces. Eventually all will have different pickup combinations, and/or plastics, and/or metal pieces.
     
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