I recently played a G&L L2000 Series E the other day, and liked it very much. Was thinking about getting a new one, but I'm pretty torn between the USA model, and the tribute. The only one I've played was the Series E, which I believe was made in the 80's, but not 100% sure about that. I'm after the best tone and feel possible, and basically need to know weather or not the USA L2000 is worth the extra money. Thanks!!