Just wondering what everyone thought would be the better choice. A "new" Fender Special Jazz, 4 string. 3-tone sunburst, Rosewood board. Black pick-guard. Posiflex Graphite neck support rods. Greasebucket tone circuit...(I liked what it does.) Gig bag. MSRP...$1399.99 Street price...$999.00 This bass played great and sounded VERY good to my ears. Or....... A "Old/New" lakland Skyline Osborn 4 string. (First an explanation on the "Old/New" thing. This bass was hung on the wall, brand new, at a local music store in 2003. It never sold and they still have it on the wall 9 years later. I'm pretty much the only one that's showed interest in it...or even knew what it is.) Candy Apple Red finish, Rosewood board. White/Mint tint pick-guard. Passive electronics. Lindy Fralin j-style pick-ups. Gig bag. MSRP...$1350.00 (2003 price) My price $749.00 This bass still plays great even with the dead, original strings that are on it. Pick-ups seemed low output.