Must have missed that on BaM!
I can tell you for fact that they made indian rosewood necks in 2001 cause I own one, In 2001 the Indian rosewood neck was an option that you had to custom order.
Mine is not marked with "I" or "B" but is for sure a solid raw Indian rosewood neck. One way to tell is that the IRW is much darker chocolate color where as the BRW
is much lighter almost tan. hope that helps!
Careful now....I've seen lots of BRW necks that were darker than IRW in my PRS travels. Seen some pretty light colored IRW as well.
PRS's BRW has shown wide fluctuation in its coloring... I've seen lots of BRW PRS with necks that were almost black...and I've seen some necks that were very light colored, or necks that changed shade dramatically from top to bottom.
I mean, look at Hans' quintessential BRW "MOAB" Mac....I'd call that neck as close to black as it gets.....
Gork what your need to gork.
And for the other part of the conversation, my IRW is much lighter than my BRW. Here is the IRW McRosie...
Here is the BRW...
1988 CE24, 1995 CE22, 2000 SC, 2003 Standard 22, 2003 Cu24 AP, 2006 Cu24 AP, 2006 SC AP, 2007 CuRo22, 2010 Mira
2007 SE Soapy 2, 2010 SE 25th Anni Cu24, 2012 SE Bernie, 2013 SE Angelus Custom
PRS 2 channel "H", PRS SE50, Mesa RectoVerb, Mesa Lonestar, Fender HRD