I owned a 2000 American Series that was one of my favorite players, but unfortunately it was stolen in 2015. I have been looking for a replacement since then, but was unable to find "the right one". I found this bone stock, alder body, 2004 3 color sunburst yesterday and was able to bring it home for less than the low end of the VG price guide. After some cleaning and minor adjustments to the set up, I played it for two hours through a '65 Twin. (my neighbors said it sounded good) The resonace on this body unplugged is great, and plugged in the clarity and volume are intense. This one is a player for sure, and will be put in the rotation when we're performing.