I still haven't decided on a new 5 string fretless, and the new Carvin P series has added a new twist to my dilemma. I can get the Carvin with every option imaginable(quilt, abalone, 5 piece neck, etc) and a tweed case for $1331.49 Or I can buy michaeln's slightly used fretless Lakland 55-94 with case, bag, strap and 4 extra sets of strings for $1750 + shipping(Fedex only). Or I can buy a spankin' new PentaBuzz, either a NOS 2 year old with the standard tone circuit for $1900, or one that just arrived to a high position on the wall at GC today with the NTBT option for $2200. I know I had a similar thread to this, but the Carvin was not really a contender until the new Piezo model came out. Carvin has 50% off options and 50% off cases right now, this bass would cost me $400 more without the sale, and that would put it in the same price range as the Lakland and the NOS PentaBuzz. Opinions, people?