Q: What is the difference between the 1000 Series Original and the Original?
A: The two bridges are manufactured using the same materials and processes, and they are functionally identical. The country of manufacture is the distinction: The Original is produced in Germany and the the 1000 Series Original is produced in Korea.
Q: How do I know if I have a 1000 Series or an Original?
A: On the German-made Original, you will see "Made in Germany" stamped on the underside of the base plate. On the 1000 Series, there is no stamp at all.