I'm looking at a couple Lakland Hollowbodys to scratch the hollowbody itch I've had lately. I'm looking at Lakland because they are the only manufacturer that seems to offer a hollowbody without a painted neck. And I just don't like the look of painted necks. The other thing is, I want a fully hollow body and I think Lakland is the only company that makes a fully hollow bass without a body the size of an acoustic guitar. I'm looking at Skylines exclusively because I can't justify the expense of a USA Lakland. I told myself I'd stick with 6 basses, max, and would be # 7... Anyway, looking at a tobacco sunburst Lakland Skyline Hollowbody 30 (30" scale) vs. a couple (one candy apple red, one sunburst) long-scale Lakland Skyline Hollowbody (34" scale). Both are used, made in Korea. Either of the longscales would set me back around $1000 and the shorty about $700. The $300 price difference is a big deal to me as I will have some 'splainin' to do if I drop $1000 on "extra" bass # 7 (baker's half dozen? ) The shorty has two single coil Chi Sonics. The longscale ones each have Barts with coil taps. (I'm looking at a few older used Korean longscales, the newer Indonesian ones have Chi Sonic singles.) I'm pretty tall...somewhere between 6'2" and 6'3" with long arms and big hands. I feel comfortable on 34" scale basses and also own a 35" USA Peavey Millennium - honestly I don't even notice the extra inch. I briefly owned a 32" Aria and it felt a little short but I could play it. Never tried a 30". I've tried guitars before, though I've never been a guitar player and find it nearly impossible to make this giant hands crunch into chord positions. Guitars feel weird on me, but maybe that's just because they are guitars. I really want to try the shortscale one but there just aren't really any Laklands in stores around here. I guess I could bite the bullet and go with the return policy if I don't like it. I'm sure I'll dig the longscale because it's more what I am used to but also more expensive. Both basses sound VERY nice from the Youtube clips I've heard... Opinions from those who have played both basses? Particularly people my size or close to it? Thanks!