Folks, I'm just getting back into basses after a hiatus so I am not as well versed in bass versions as I should be. I play left handed so there is not much stock out there that I can play in person. I have a line on a 1996 American P bass that I can demo vs. ordering a new one. Any thoughts on the 1996 vs. new? I'm inclined to go with the 1996 if I like it after I play it, but are the new ones demonstrably superior (different components, etc.)? Thanks.