I've read information on both of them but the majority of what I read usually talks about the looks, and little reflects the characteristics of the tone of these respected Skyline series. If there is any mention of tone, the words used are always in the "awesome" category. Well, duh..but why? That said, is anyone able to say what they like and don't like about each of these models? Even if you've only had experience with the four-string models your input is extremely helpful. I've basically narrowed my choice down to a five-string, although trying to pick between a Fender V, these Lakland's, and a SR5 is not an easy choice. So any help you are able to offere with this is an amazing help to me. For reference, I play in an acoustic/jazz/funk/rock band that "sounds like" Phil Keaggy, The Police, and John Mayer.