Upgrade my Stratocaster Affinity

Discussion in 'Squier Stratocasters' started by K3mi, Feb 18, 2021.

  1. K3mi

    K3mi Squier Talker

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    Hi there

    I know this is not the best guitar to be upgraded but I decide to make some change step by step cause some stuff just decided to leave me. :D

    Here some pic of my guitar bought 30 box 6 years ago with a white brooke pickguard!

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    I bought a new body for 36€ incluiding transport with a thinkness of 44mm, I also ordered new string locker for the begning.

    Step by step I will change the tremolo the electronic if I found a complete pickguard Fender mex.
     
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  2. DoctorBB

    DoctorBB Squier-Nut

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  3. the_dude

    the_dude Squier Talker

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  4. Hadronic Spin

    Hadronic Spin J Squier, Esquier Gold Supporting Member

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    Ain't nothing wrong with an Affinity, mod away!

    Good buy and have fun getting her modded!

    Salud

    J
     
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  5. K3mi

    K3mi Squier Talker

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    Just received my body, not much bigger but we can feel the difference.

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  6. K3mi

    K3mi Squier Talker

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    Not perfect but I thing it will make it work.

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  7. LonePhantom

    LonePhantom Squier-Meister

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    Looking forward to seeing this finished, looking great already.
     
  8. K3mi

    K3mi Squier Talker

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    Thanks man I'll do my best for a newbie.
     
  9. Brever

    Brever Squier-holic

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  10. K3mi

    K3mi Squier Talker

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  11. K3mi

    K3mi Squier Talker

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    By the way, someone knows what is the wood of the body ?
     
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  12. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    Looks like a NC body ( route ) alder or agathis ? Help me @jefffam !
     
  13. jefffam

    jefffam Dr NC Gold Supporting Member

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    It might be an NC body, but it might be something else with the swimming pool rout. The problem with NC bodies is beyond being full size, one of 4 colors, SP route and 6 point trem, there is really nothing unique about them without their neckplate. I'm not saying it is not. Being a Squier NC is a probability with full size black, six point, SP rout, but there sadly is nothing that directly identifies the bodies dis-associated with their neckplate and neck. Looks like a decent black body.

    What did the seller say about the body? Year can make a difference.
     
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  14. K3mi

    K3mi Squier Talker

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    Nothing from the seller but with the serial I fiund in squier wiki all the information but nothing for the body, looks like aulne but not sure.

    The neck also show the date of 2002.

    The new one I have bought is bigger but the wood looks less dense that the Squier one.

    Any idea, I'm totaly confused, witch one shoud I use. I will add some pick of the new one but I need to sand a bit.

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  15. K3mi

    K3mi Squier Talker

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    I have fininshed the shelding of the pickguard

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    This is the potentiometer, I don't know if they had been changed by the seller.

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