I recently visited a local music store that carries Lakland basses and I tried every one they had in stock there. Sadly, since I live in Newfoundland, I could only try three. Here they are, and they are all skyline: Joe Osborn 4 w/ sunburst finish Joe Osborn 5 w/ black finish 55-02 w/ natural finish So far, I was pretty much impressed with the Joe Osborn 4 string. I plan on buying a Lakland Skyline within the next couple of weeks and my problem is that: 1) no stores in town carry fretless, especially Lakland fretless 2) there were no Darryl Jones signatures to compare to So, I was looking for some personal opinions on the Joe Osborn vs. the Darryl Jones. To me, I like the LOOK of the Darryl Jones much better...especially the white with the ebony fretboard (fretless)... Any help would be appreciated. As well, the Darryl Jones 4 is only slightly more than the Joe Osborn 4, so price is no problem.