Hello, all. First post for me but I’m a big fan of the community and have gained a lot of knowledge from everyone. So, I want to formally thank everyone for creating a great place for guitar geeks. This post is regarding a used Affinity Squier Telecaster I picked up from a local music shop. (Maple neck, Made in China, S/N CY00079380) I’m looking for some help identifying markings I found when I took it apart. The guitar seems to have been well cared for and never modified by the previous owner. At first, I cleaned and set-up the guitar, as well as changed the pick guard and strings. I noticed two or three mis-drilled pickguard screw holes once the guard was off and the ends of some frets needed filing too. Nothing major beyond that. **PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR PHOTO ALBUM** Recently, I started the process of upgrading the pickups. The stock electronics featured a capacitor on both pots, which are both 500K. There are close-up pictures of the stock hardware in the photo album. When I removed the stock pickups, I noticed some unidentified writing in marker in the bridge pickup cavity. As for the neck pickup cavity, I noticed there is a hole drilled from the top of the neck joint all the way through to the neck pickup cavity. Not sure if that is standard or not. I took the neck off to inspect the neck joint and found more mis-drilled holes and black marker. It looks like there is a red stamp on the neck joint but I can’t make out what the numbers are. There was also a small yellow piece of plastic in the neck joint when I first took the neck off. The heel of the neck features a date stamp reading “July 25” but the year is smudged. There is also some kind of stamp on the back of the neck heel, which I also can’t read. Has anyone seen similar things with their Affinity Tele’s? I know the manufacturing quality of some Chinese Fenders can be bad. Fortunately, none of this impacts the integrity of the guitar itself. Feedback would be great and thanks for taking the time to read this. TL;DR – Need help identifying features on my ‘Made In China’ Affinity Tele. See photo album.