Hi all, I’ve purchased a junk shop Squier Strat Affinity Series sunburst with rosewood looking fretboard, 22 frets, no trem bar, and serial number CY98082325 for the equivalent of US$60. I understand that this was made in 1998. It was covered in grime and looked rather lonely in the shop so I thought I’d have a go at fixing it up for myself as I have some ex Squier Strat Japan pickups and a clean Fender 3 ply shielded pick guard that could to go on the unit. Being new to Squiers I have a few questions which I’d appreciate some help on: Was 22 frets an option on the Affinity Series? The finger board is in terrible condition with the last six frets showing serious pitting or wear and the wood there is much darker presumably from years of use. To clean it I’ve given it a really good scrub with lemon oil let that dry then rubbed in heaps of real bees wax. It’s still looking ‘well used’ but the wood seems much happier up there now. Are there any other suggestions on better wood treatment? To clean it I’ve stripped all the metal work off except for the neck plate on the heel which, by the way is blank, with no Squier or Affinity engravings. Is that standard on the older Squiers? The body is a nice solid and heavy block of a quite blonde looking wood, any idea what it’s made of? The bridge is a six screw affair, held in back with three springs. It looks like the old style bridge but with cast saddles. The saddles have small numbers cast into them, are there actually any difference between them? The saddles springs and set screws are not in very good condition and one is missing a spring. I’ve got a similar looking set of saddles that came from a Korean ‘Guitar Technology’ bridge kit with the same threads, etc, but maybe the saddle springs aren't as strong. Would a swap out be OK? Last but not least are the tuners. I’ve seen some crummy engineering in my time but these babies take the cake. The pegs are sloppy as, the brass helical gears are worn and held on to the end of the pegs with screw that are mostly loose. The winder sits in a flimsy metal frame of bent tinplate covered over by a square cover held down with two corner screws. I guess I could Loctite the screws in place but that’s not going to fix the winder mounting. I don’t want to spend a fortune on expensive tuners so I’m looking for relatively cheap upgrade. Any suggestions?