I've played a couple of these now that were in some Sam Ash Stores. Both played surprisingly well for an off the shelf instrument. While an original/vintage would be nice, Im out of the vintage game (don't want to deal with potential issues and price is a factor as well), I was impressed by these and could probably overlook the fact that it's made overseas. Any known issues? Reverb has many that are price below 1k that were factory refurbs it looks like. Any reason to not get one of these? Also was wondering about the nut..looks nylon/plastic? I'm guessing it's easily replaced with brass or bone?