Here is the dilemna I have: there is this shop that sells a used Lakland 4-94 Deluxe. It is in good shape but also seems to have been used a lot. I could not compare it with a new 4-94, but it played so much better than a new Skyline 44-02. The neck is incredible, I think this particular one is a player. I think the price, being slightly over $2K (including taxes) is too high, especially than I could have a new standard 4-94 for $200 more. But will it play as nicely?.... I wonder how old it is, because: jack is on the top and not on the side, and there is metal plate at the back of the body. This seems to be different from the current production (If anyone knows when they have been modified...). But that does not matter, does it?