Ok, so I purchased a brand new Lakland 55-94 Deluxe from Bass Central in April 2012. First off, I love the thing, it is an awesome instrument. But, I came to realize something while researching Lakland serial numbers and their associated production years. My 55-94, purchased new in April 2012, has a serial number that ties the production of the bass to 2008. Is this a bit weird? It was 4 years old when I bought it for full price. For the record, I'm not upset with Bass Central, as they were great to work with. I do wush they would have told me that the bass was 4 years old though. I feel as if I bought a somewhat used bass, especially if it sat in Bass Central for 3.5 years. Although, this bass was made pre-Hanson acquisition of Lakland, while Dan was still in charge. I'm not sure if that makes any difference, but does anybody have any thoughts?