I've been contemplating this for a while. I've had the MM now for about a year. Great playing instrument with a couple of quirks that are getting a little annoying. First the string spacing is a little on the tight side at 17.5mm. Also the G string sits so close to the edge of the neck and sometimes when fretting the string pushes off the edge. I know the Lakland is an import versus the USA MM, but from what I've read and heard, the Lakland is well made instrument. Plus it has a wider neck, 35" scale length for a meaty low B, a wide range of sonic control, and a 19" mm string spacing at the bridge. I really want the USA Lakland but the price is a little steep for the finances right now. Any suggestions would be really appreciated. Thanks everyone.