Here's the story.....sit back with a cup o' coffee. This is gonna take a minute! Well, back in about 98 or so, I ordered a Lakland 44-94 and needed it QUICKLY for a tour I was doing, so I called up Dan Lakin and asked him what painted bodies he had on hand. He had a Classic model (alder/vintage Fender finishes) in.....(drumroll please....) BURGUNDY MIST METALLIC! One of my all-time favorite finishes, and super rare! I don't think I've ever seen another BM Lakland except for a jazz bass. So, this is on a Friday. Here's the real kicker...I asked Dan if they could shave the neck down to j bass specs (1 1/2 at the nut). He has Carl Pedigo start working on a birdseye neck, and the bass was finished the next Wednesday! I'm leaving at 5 on Friday. The bass arrives at 4:15 on the brown truck! The bass had a fantastically peppered birdseye look to the board, and the bass came with a pearloid pickguard. The neck was SUPER comfortable at the nut. It was the baddest looking Lakland I had ever seen, and I had owned my share! I had one of the first Laklands (serial # 19), and this was every bit as nice! In a raging fit of stupidity, I sold it. I'm sure no one here has EVER done THAT before... I was waxing poetically about this particular bass the other day, thinking that someone who had scored the snazziest Lakland of all time was loving it to death. I was surfing the net and lo and behold...THERE IT WAS!! On the Bass Palace site, in flawless nearly unplayed condition! Just as the first time I laid eyes on it, it made my eyes bug out! Soooooooo, out came the ATM card, and a few minutes later, it's on the way back to me! It should be here tomorrow, however....I have no idea how to post a pic on this site! Could someone go to the www.basspalace.com website and post a pic of it here so all may bask in its vintage pinkness? Thanks to whomever could do this...I just stopped scratching on cave walls a few months back!