I'll post more in depth reply when I'm not on my iPod as to 2000 vs 3000. As to the semi custom- there's a tab at the top of the rondo page. They offer only certain models in rounds. You select from options (neck, color, hardware, pickups, binding) in drop down menus and pay a down payment. The rest is due when it's ready. Mine was due in April and done early. Took about 5 months.