Hi all. Just a quick question. I have been playing cheap instruments for many years and last year decided rather than cycling through a bunch of cheap basses (and I have bought and sold many of them in the past couple years), I would save my money and invest in a couple good instruments instead. There are so many good instruments out there that are dirt cheap anymore it is ridiculous. Went through a lot of Squier models which are just sick in terms of the high quality you get for the price anymore. But I got sort've tired of being a collector of basses and instead wanted to buy one or two basses that I would never want to swap out in the future. I have improved to the point where I want to settle on a couple of good quality instruments that I can grow with as I continue to work at this seriously and improve. A year ago, scored a magnificent Fender FSR P/J deluxe on an Ebay deal and love it to death. Will never part with it. It is more than enough instrument for me right now and if I ever get good enough that I am "too good" for it...well that will be a very proud day for me! I saw a stupid-low price on Ebay for a Lakland Bass last night - a Lakland Skyline 44-64 Vintage P-bass on Ebay. It was on a one-day auction. Seller says it was for all intents brand new. 2015 model and comes with Lakland gig bag. Pictures seemed to bear this out as well - as much as you can see in pictures. I can't believe my luck. Black with white pickguard. Classy looking P-bass style bass guitar. Of course that is all I know about it. Seems everything I wanted in a bass. P-bass looks (and hopefully sound?) narrow Jazz style neck and great traditional looks. Been wanting a Lakland for the past year but couldn't see spending over $1000 one one. Saw this one with a low starting price. Took a shot at it at the last minute, just one a whim, thinking I had no chance with my stupidly low bid which I was not willing to increase. Just took a shot to see if I could get lucky. And lo and behold I was the winning bidder for a shade over $550! Other than reading general Lakland reviews...almost all of them favorable and gushing over quality and performance of nearly anything Lakland....did I get a good deal? I think it is a stupid low price but what do you all think? Did I really get that lucky? And is the price really as good as I think for a bass that is being presented as new. And, since, I can't wait until the thing shows up on my doorstep....anyone with this particular instrument....can you tell me what I can expect? Am I going to be as thrilled with it as I think I am. I am so stoked about actually having a Lakland. Looking for that old-school p-bass sound but with a slimmer, easier to play neck than the usual Fender style p-bass. Sort've like the instrument I started out on....an '89 Peavey Fury that I stupidly sold last year and I would give anything to have back!!! Anyway, what do you all think. I'll give you my impressions when I get it but just wanting people to tell me that I done good...lol!