I'm currently looking into a new bass and have heard over and over again that Laklands are some of the best value that you can get, but I played a fender 60's p bass today that was very nice, so i was wondering your opinions on Lakland vs. brands such as fender, G&L, warwick, anything else in that general price range ($600-700 american, i would get a 44-01 skyline). Also, the only retail store that sells Lakland that i can get to is charging about $1000 (Canadian $)for the 44-01 skyline, is this too much? I found a sight online that charges about $850 (Canadian $), is that good? Finally, should i go for a 44-01 new or a 44-02 used? I have looked and they cost about the same, so how does lakland hold up in the test of time? Thanks!