thanks Bob1234, great feed back. I've never been a "Mod guy", if I was unhappy with a guitar have always traded out of it. Since I LOVE my modest Affinity and joined this forum I've gotten the "mod bug". I defy someone to participate in this forum and not do something to their axe, ha ha. Yes it is a good platform, good neck and frets (90% of the battle from my perspective), alder body, it could be a decent guitar when finished. However I AM going vintage so it'll be the old school bridge with brass saddles. Never used graphite for a nut, have always gone Tusque but I will definitely give it a shot, worst case I'm out $6.00.