I got one for Christmas 2008. It came from the store with the bent saddles but it has a 7 in the serial number. Seems to be the American Standard other than the number. Didn't some of the first ones come out with 2007 serial numbers? Also the tone knob stops in the middle of the turn, what I mean is it stops halfway round and then turns the rest of the way. Why does the tone knob do that, is it made that way or is that a defect? It doesn't seem to affect anything. The saddles seem to lower themselves very quickly and need to be adjusted so the strings don't fret out. Is that common? Other than that she is my dream.