I'm GASin for a Lakland, and don't know whether to get a 4-94 or a 44-02. The thing is that I have never played a 44-02 or saw one in person. But, I own a 55-02 that I love and played a 4-94 that was just a dream. It was that 4-94 that got me GASin for a Lakland. I have a chance to possibly buy the 4-94 that I fell in love with, but it costs significantly more than a new44-02. The quarter sawn birdseye on the 4-94 is beautiful to look at and play on. An incredible feel on this neck, I tell ya. Does anyone know how much difference in the feel of the neck between a 4-94 and a 44-02. I'm not just talking neck radius, width and thickness. I'm also considering the feel itself (i.e satiny and smooth on the 4-94), as well as the frets as well (size, height, finishing,etc.). I guess the 4-94 has the graphite reinforcement in the neck, and the 44-02 doesn't. Does it make that much of a difference? Not just in playability and stability, but durability as well. Are there any other differences between the two? Like I said, I fell in love with the 4-94, but if a 44-02 will get me the same or pretty darn close, I'd rather save the extra $$. Any advice is appreciated.