I am thinking of getting a second electric guitar for traveling, and I don't want to buy another 700 dollar strat. I am, however, looking at a pre-owned Squier Affinity Strat, and at a price tag of $125, I think it is a bit more towards something I can use on the road. It looks like the pickups are stock, but there is definitely a new bridge on it. The stock is a 6 screw tremelo, the one on it is a vintage 2 bolt tremelo.
I tested it out for about an hour, and the playability is incredible, even as good as my Tijuana Strat(700 dollars was after tax+amp+strings+Etc.) Sound is also incredible, though the bridge pickup is a bit fuzzier than my own strat, though that might just be the amp I played on, or the cable I used.
But my question is, is it worth it to buy this guitar, and use it for when I am traveling, or should I stick with my only strat, and risk damaging its custom paint job?