Currently Shopping: I am a devout Zon player (own 3-sort of 4(long story), 4, 5 , 6 String versions of a couple of Sonus Custom and one Fretless Legacy Elite models. I have been consistently impressed with the quality of Zon instruments and the service level. I gladly advocate Zon instruments. Can't beat Zon fretless basses!! However, I want a new baby- is it midlife crisis? Well, no, I hope I'm too young for that, I just want to move in a vintage direction. I know what I want aesthetically. Basically it's almost everything you see with this Lakland Joe Osborn Signature Bass- color and everything: (we'll see if this works) http://www.lakland.com/osborn-gold-active-big.html I will also probably go with Lakland Classic 5- Lake Placid Blue at some point. Back to the immediate concern. I would like to get some feedback from folks who have experience with all of the manufacturers above (Mike Lull, Lakland, Sadowsky, Fender Custom Shop-Master Builder). I am looking for info on Prices, Service Level, Why one over another??? Any opinions on this subject?? I would basically like to know what the differences are in price, quality and service.