Hi guys, this is my first real post. I am the proud owner of an 06 made in Indonesia Squier Affinity Strat. I bought the thing with the purpose of modding it, and have been keeping a log of sorts over on the Ultimate-guitar.com forums. I thought you guys might appreciate it so I'm going to post it over here. This is basically copied and pasted so if something is confusing that's probably why. Anyways, I'd like you guys to read over all of it and tell me what you think if you don't mind. Here are pics of the guitar as it sits now, sorry for the picture quality, my blackberry is the only camera I have here at school. It's in pretty good shape, but the hardware is oxidized....I may just have to replace some stuff....damn Ok, so like I said, eventually I want to have a fat strat shredder, but for right now, I'm just going to make it into a nice playing guitar. Here are the parts I'm going to order in the next few months, and I will update this thread as I get and install the stuff. Graphtech Nut Already ordered Guitar Fetish Fat Strat prewired pickguard Output Jack Trem cover Roller String Trees Gotoh style locking tuners Replacement Trem with Solid Steel block Neck plate (just to get rid of the squier logos) I know Guitar Fetish's hardware is imported, and not as nice as some other stuff, but for now it's going to be a major improvement. Now, Eventually, here's what I want this to shape up like. EMG fat strat pickguard New Neck with Ebony Fretboard and jumbo Frets Also, I'm going to get warmoth or possibly myself if I have the tools down the road, to make a mahogany strat body that is routed for an original Floyd Rose. I think that my idea will be awesome when I'm done, I'm doing this more for the project than anything. Like I said earlier, this will be a few year project. After a little research, I found this beautiful blacked out strat, and I decided that was the direction I wanted to go in. So far I've ordered Fender Black Accessory Kit Black Roller String Trees Black Neck Plate Black Output Jack Along with the MIM bridge that I bought earlier, which I've tested and it fits perfectly. I'm thinking of dying the fretboard black like ebony, because I think that the rosewood and all the black hardware might clash a tad. Also, in the future, I'm going to invest in some nice black locking tuners, probably something along the lines of a grover mini locker.