I mentioned this in another thread but in case any Lakland fans/players missed it I'll repeat it. During a visit to Lakland this past Saturday I had a chance to see/play, and listen to a really good fretless player, on Lakland's newest entry, the lightwave 5 string. I was told that the bass had been requested by a few people and either is or will be offered by Lakland. It had been strung with a set of flatwound strings that really gave it a great sound. It is also a very sharp looking bass if you can picture a deluxe 5 without any cutouts for pickups. I think it will be a must buy to complete my collection of Lakland deluxe 5's.