i have finally had the chance to play a Lakland. it was a blue American 55, two words: BEST BASS i have ever played. so i surfed their website and started looking closely at their instruments. to me they have the perfect lineup, a new instrument : the 55, the P, the J, the scheff that is really interesting and that wonderful looking hollow body bass designed with Mr. Tobias. plus the skyline could be a great value! i'd love to have a couple of laklands, i'd choose: Skyline 55-02 in 3 tone sunburst Hollowbody in green Joe Osborn in 3 tone sunburst and a Scheff in a flashy colour these guys have great ideas and i have no money!! so, let me know why you decided to buy a Lakland? do you like the Lakland more than the Sadowsky? share your ideas guys!