I've had my Affinity for about a year now - and I love it. It's had various upgrades... new tuners, a new selector switch (old one was shocking,) stickers, drawings, home relicing (what can I say, I'm in a punk band) and I'm about to install a hot rail. I got it in a small local music shop for about £99, second hand. I know it's a Chinese made one but I have no idea when it was made. The serial number starts with YN, does anyone know what year/era this shows it was made in? Or generally any info about Affinitys from that time? My friends knock it for being a cheap piece of fecal matter, while they're strutting around with their expensive Fenders and ESPs... I'm in school, I don't have much money Anyway yeah cheers EDIT: The fact that Affinitys are top-loaders as opposed to string-through always annoys me somewhat. Why do Squier do this? Is it a production cost thing? Is there any kind of string-through conversion I can do?