I ordered a Lakland Skyline 55-02 using the "Black Friday" 20% discount and it will be arriving tomorrow. I was getting concerned after reading conflicting reports about whether or not the Sklyines also get the PLEK treatment and the graphite rods to reinforce the necks (and help get rid of dead spots). I sent email to BRIAN at LAKAND and received his email response to my questions. The answer is Yes and Yes. Ends the debate about that! I am looking forward to getting the bass tomorrow. I do have other Sklyines (Scheff 5 string, 4 string hollowbody and 55-60 (formerly Joe Osborn) and have been very impressed with the quality for a NON- USA made instrument.