There were many threads comparing Lakland Skylines with US made ones. And, as you could imagine on Talkbass, there were many and different opinions. I will just say that I am so totally and completely blown away by the 55-02 I got recently. It is by far the best bass I have ever had in my hands. The quality of it is unbelievable (to me at least). I took few photos to show some details that were subject of previous discussions, namely neck pocket, fretboard and body finish, and I thought I should share them.