Im in the air on all 3. I was looking for the lakland SS 30 but a friend said the jaguar was awesome. If i did get the jag I would upgrade the pickups to emg Geezr and a pearl white pick guard with pearl block inlay stickers. I think it would look tuff. or a chance to get a fender musicmaster about a 77. money its all in my range. $800 used lakland,$500 jaguar upgraded,$500 Musicmaster in great shape. For sure want a short scale under a grand.