last month i bought a left handed affinity almost fender tele, but I have to say it plays and sounds outstanding ( I am surprized believe me). I noticed that amongst the construction shortcuts - no skunk stripe, cheap wiring etc. there was no string through body set up on it, ( what one would expect on a 200.00 guitar) the strings come through the bridge not through the body. dont get me wrong this guitar rings and sustains, but I was always a believer that body resonance and sustain from string through added to the flavor of the sound . also is it benificial to replace the bridge with one that would allow me to get a set of ferules and load the strings from the back of the guitar. I by no stretch am a purist just curious , what say you experts!