Hi all. I've been contemplating picking up a p bass to round out my toolbox. I've been looking at the new American Standard and some of the reissue models. I came upon a Road Worn locally and it's caused me to wonder: It's advertised as American made. I didn't think the series started until later, an that they were MIM. When did the series begin, and did it begin in the US? I don't know where to find specs on this 2003 RW. The pic shows typical sunburst finish, rosewood neck. If this is legit, to what year's model is this similar? Curious about the neck. Bridge appears to be top load only. It's two hours drive from me so I'd appreciate any insight. I'm not a big fan of the faux wear, but if it feels good in the hand and ear, I may just grab it. $650 or less. Thanks guys and gals!