Hi all, I am newly converted to the Telecaster after playing (and loving) my American Standard Strat for 15 years. I couldn’t get the “girth” from my Strat that I was hearing in Teles, and tried a Squier Affinity out… and loved it. At $100, I could afford it as well. I have always been a “USA made is the only REAL guitar” believer, but have clearly been proven beyond wrong. I found it new, but missing a tone knob, and with two small dings/ blems on the lower bout. I like the sound, enjoy the maple fret board (my strat is rosewood) and find the pickups surprisingly good sounding. The neck is heftier than my strat, though the fret ends are not as smooth in the upper registers. By the serial number it looks like a 2008 model, is antique white, and heavy compared to my Alder strat. I am not new to working on my Strat, but being totally new to the Tele, I have some questions for anyone here with input. 1. How can I tell what type of wood the body is made from (likely Alder or Agathis?)? 2. Are the vintage styled bridges better sounding than the block saddles I currently have? 3. I like the top loading bridge I have, will the vintage styled bridge from GSF fit? Which is better… six barrel saddles or three? 4. It appears that I have a capacitor on the volume pot as well as on the tone… what’s that for? 5. What is the best/ easiest way to replace the plastic nut with something better? 6. How good is the Hipshot B bender? Best place to buy? I have perused this forum occasionally over the last year or so, and look forward to your input.