Hello All, Well, I was taking a little trip today and happened to stop at a cool little shop. The guy who owns it is a bass player and always has some unusual inventory. I bought a Fender American Zone Deluxe from him a couple of years ago and I turned a fellow TBer on to a beautiful Victor Bailey 4 banger that he bought. I was starting to look seriously at the '08 American Standard Ps but wanted a maple fretboard. The only thing that was turning me off a bit was the gloss finish on the fingerboard. Low and behold, he had a 2001 NOS Fender MIA P bass w/a maple board. Took it down, plugged it in and WOW!!! This is a GOOD PBass. Finish is Sky Blue w/parchment pickguard. The finish has aged nicely to a bluish green, very retro and almost art deco looking and a really nice aged tint to the neck. The only negative is that the plastic over the pickguard had a Fender label on it and there is an outline that is whiter than the rest of the guard where the label was. He is ordering me a new PG at no charge. I will keep the old one and see if I can get it to even out. He agreed to $850 out the door so I pulled the trigger. Not a steal for a new P Bass but a fair price and it's from a local guy and it's a killer instrument I was able to pick out myself. I will post pics a little later but right now, I just have to play my new baby!!!!