Wow I didn't realize it was 19 months! I had my heart set on ordering a brand new MKII and I didn't want to fuss with the waiting time, shipping overseas, dealing with customs, all the charges etc. I bought a 1983 MKI on ebay (what I guess you would consider an old wal) and I absolutely love it. However I have nothing to compare it to because it's the only Wal I have ever owned. I would listen to caca de kick seeing as he owns/has owned different wals from different eras. I guess it depends if the wait is worth it for ya!
Little kids are the best musicians.They're not thinking about what anyones gonna think about it,they're just going straight for the expression. So the best thing a musician can be is a little kid~Flea