Well, this is my latest additional to the stable... I don't know much about her... Except the guy that was sellin her was full of it... It's missing the back plate, and he said one of his friends did that when he borrowed it, and he didn't know it... The trem was moved all the way back, and one of the springs isn't original... Then he told me that he had "all of these" (pointing at the pickups, he probably didn't know the word "pickup") "serviced about 5 years ago"... Lol, "serviced"... It was NOWHERE near bein in tune, it was cranked up like a meth head in an Alfred Hitchcock movie, lol... And when I checked the tuning, he pointed at his kids and said "they've been playing with it"... I've got a THREE year old, and instead of just keepin the guitars up high where he could never reach 'em, I TEACH him about 'em... He can "play" ANY of my guitars (another good thing about Squiers) he wants, but he KNOWS better than to touch the tuners, lol... He'll go get a tuner, bring it to me, and ask ME to tune it, lol... Obviously the intonation has never been touched... Then he said he "got it back around 1996"... But guessin by the serial number, I THINK it's an '03 model... I don't know WHY people do that, lol... Pride, maybe... I showed up in a SQUIER cap, and he STILL tried to pretend he knew what he was talking about, lol... If I was selling a nuclear reactor, and some physicist showed up to look at it, I wouldn't pretend to know ALL about it, and tell him that I had the core "serviced" 5 years ago, lol... Surprisingly few dings for a guitar almost 20 years old... I've never had a red Strat and I'm really diggin the way it looks... My first thought (before I got it, lol) was to replace the pickguard and go HSS with a coil split... Never had a coil split, and I LOVE single coil AND humbucker sounds... BUT, the one ply white pickguard just looks so dog gone good! Still gotta get a set of my "almost 9s" (D'addario 8.5) strings on it... And I plan on replacing the trem with a full sized Fender bridge... And I'm part of a Musiclily group on FB, and starting next week, they'll have brass blocks! So, I'm obviously gonna measure it, but just to start me out, I'm gonna have to have one of the "stubby" blocks, or it'll stick out the back, right? These Affinitys usually have the thinner bodies, right? It's my first Affinity... And I plan on replacing the tuners with somethin a lil nicer, but I've gotta see if the holes are the "standard" 10mm, or if they're the "vintage" 8.5mm... When I knew the guy was fulla crap, I kinda just tried to tune him out and focus on the guitar, lol... I saw the flame on the neck, and thought $80 was a pretty good deal... He wanted $100, and I don't usually haggle (I think it's uncivilalized as hell) but I did this time... The flame on the back of the headstock LOOKS like it was the center of the tree, with a smaller ring in the middle of the grain... This covers a LOT of firsts for me; First red Strat, first Strat with the larger headstock, first Affinity... Really happy for 80 bucks... So, who wants to tell me what I'm working with here?