44-60/55-60 (Vintage J)

Formerly known as the Joe Osborn Signature

Reviews

Guitar World's Bass Guitar Magazine, 2005
"The neck is the smoothest I've ever laid hands on..." Read>

Music Biz Magazine, June 2001
"When the plain, nondescript and brown-wrapped package from Chicago landed on my doorstep, I had no idea I was in for a real treat..." Read>

Bass Player Magazine, February 1999
"Close inspection of our test bass revealed finicky attention to detail..." Read>

Jazzed

We labored over the design of this instrument to combine the leading edge of '60's technology (the slim neck and narrow nut, the offset-body balancing, and concentric control knobs) and applied today's leading edge technology (graphite reinforcement, enhanced neck joint, passive pickups by Lakland) to create a contemporary classic. Hear US 44-60/55-60 >

55-60

Also available in a 5-string version, this bass has the same "updated classic" tone as our original 44-60, but is combined with the modern design appointments that make our 5-strings work. You know what that means ....

More Definition Than A Dictionary!

35 inches! That's the scale length of the 55-60 and the reason all Lakland 5's sound so good, so low! When you talk about clarity, tautness and tone in regards to the low B, you're talking about our passion! Hear Skyline 5 String!>

Skyline Series

The Skyline 44-60/55-60 is manufactured to the same specifications as our US-made 44-60/55-60 bass and outfitted with the same passively delicious Lakland J-style pickups. The Lakland pickups replicate vintage bass tones as well as we've ever heard and players love the comfy taper of the 44-60/55-60 neck. Hear Skyline 4 Sting!>

A Guitar World's Bass Guitar Magazine review of the lefty Lakland 44-60 Vintage J Bass Read>

A Music Biz Magazine review of the Lakland 44-60 Vintage J Bass Read>

A Bass Player Magazine review of the Lakland 44-60 Vintage J Bass Read>

Bass At A Glance

4-String US Made
4-String Skyline
5-String US Made
5-String Skyline
Nut Width
1.5"
1.5"
1.81"
1.81"
Nut Type
Bone
Delrin
Bone
Delrin
Fret Size
.041/.085"
.041/.085"
.041/.085"
.041/.085"
Width at Final Fret
2.48"
2.48"
3"
3"
1st Fret Neck Depth
.77"
.77"
.81"
.81"
12th Fret Neck Depth
.94"
.94"
.92"
.92"
Fingerboard Radius
10"
10"
10-13"
10-13"
Scale Length
34"
34"
35"
35"
Frets
20
20
22
22
Bridge String Spacing
.78"
.78"
.75"
.75"
Neck Wood
Quarter-Sawn Rock Maple with Graphite Reinforcement Bars
Flat-Sawn Rock Maple
Quarter-Sawn Rock Maple with Graphite Reinforcement Bars
Flat-Sawn Rock Maple
with Graphite
Reinforcement Bars
Body wood(s)
Alder or Swamp Ash
Ash
Alder or Swamp Ash
Ash
Fingerboard
Birdseye Maple with Ebony Dots
East Indian Rosewood with Birdseye Maple Dots
Fretted, Lined or Unlined Fretless with Ebony side dots only
Maple with Dots
Rosewood with Dots
Fretted or Lined Fretless with side dots
Birdseye Maple with
Ebony Dots
East Indian Rosewood
with Birdseye Maple Dots
Fretted, Lined or Unlined Fretless with Ebony side dots only
Maple with Dots
Rosewood with Dots
Fretted or Lined Fretless
with side dots
Tuners
Hipshot Tapered Shaft, Reverse Gearing (Optional Hipshot
D-Tuner)
Hipshot Lisc. Ultralites (Optional Hipshot D-Tuner)
Hipshot Ultralites
Hipshot Ultra Lights Hipshot Lisc.
Ultralites
Truss Rod Access
Neck Heel: 5/32" Hex
Neck Heel: 4mm Hex
Neck Heel: 5/32" Hex
Neck Heel: 4mm Hex
Pickguard
Tortoise Shell, Aged White (Mint), (Optional Pearloid, Black)
Aged White (Mint)
Tortoise Shell, Aged White (Mint), (Optional Pearloid, Black)
Aged White (Mint)
Controls
Passive Model Concentric (Stacked Knobs) Volume/Tone-Volume/Tone
Volume/Volume/Tone
Passive Model Concentric (Stacked Knobs) Volume/Tone-Volume/Tone
Volume/Volume/Tone
Bridge
Lakland Dual Access (through body or through bridge)
Lakland Dual Access (through body or through bridge)
Lakland Dual Access (through body or through bridge)
Lakland Dual Access
(through body or through
bridge)
Preamp
Lakland LH-3 three band (optional)
J-Retro (optional)
J-Retro (optional)
Lakland LH-3 three band (optional)
J-Retro (optional)
J-Retro (optional)
Pickups
Lakland Vintage J
Single Coils
Lakland Vintage J
Single Coils
Lakland Vintage J
Single Coils
Lakland Vintage J
Single Coils
         
Upgrade to the
CS Series
The CS series features Lakland's new Chi-Sonic pickups. Available in both single coil and humbucking configurations, Chi-Sonics are designed for high output with a wide frequency response. Chi-Sonics give you warm, rounded bottom, detailed mids, and a smooth, natural
high end. Hear the ChiSonics in the 44-60 >
 

Skyline 44-60 Custom, and 55-60 Custom adds bound neck and pearl block inlays!

Left Handed
Available
Not available
Available
Not available
Available Finishes

US Made

teal green

available finishes

Skyline

available finishes


 

 

 

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