Happy Holidays. I bought myself a xmas gift, a new Lakland Skyline 55-01. I currently have a Fender MIA P-Bass and wanted to get into a 5'er. WOW is the best description, having bought the Lakland based on the numerous positive recommendations at TB. The fit/finish is impecable, tight neck, good fretwork, perfectly set up right out of the box. I was amazed that all I had to do was tune up the strings, no setup, no tweaking. All I can say is if this is Lakland's "low-end", I can only imagine what their high-end basses are like. ps Will now be selling the Fender. If anyone is interested in an almost-new (Aug. '05) 4-string, pm me and I'll consider offers. I'll formally post it in the classifieds tommorrow when I have time.