REVIEWS

Lakland Hollowbody Deluxe Review Bass Player Magazine, May 2001 Excerpt: "If you're getting that hollow feeling ... check out the Lakland..."

Decade and Hollowbody Review Bass Guitar Magazine Excerpt: " With a set of Lakland flatwound strings, the Decade had a glassy top end reminiscent of a warm tube amp, with strong midrange presence and bottom. Switching over to Lakland stainless steel roundwounds, the bass developed an mean streak..."

LAKLAND HOLLOWBODY


Michael TobiasThe Lakland Hollowbody is the result of our collaboration with master bass guitar builder, Michael Tobias. The Hollowbody is constructed of two precision-carved pieces of fine tone wood - mahogany for the back and maple for the top and neck. The fingerboard is fashioned from rosewood. The resonant voice of the bass' cavity is faithfully reproduced by passive Chi-Sonics.

The Hollowbody provides a range of robust tones that more than match the bass' gorgeous appearance. The Hollowbody has a firm, punchy attack that is lacking in most hollow basses and maintains its focus well into a sustain.

The bass is available in three different variations. The Hollowbody is the standard version of the bass; the Hollowbody Deluxe features a flame maple top.

From deep, authoritative notes reminiscent of an upright to aggressive and throaty sounds capable of cutting through as a solo voice, the Hollowbody is responsive, with a solid tonal center that many hollow basses lack.

THE SOUND OF SPACE

Chi-Sonic pickups with snazzy chrome surrounds are adjustable using a 3-position toggle and independent volume/tone controls. Hear it!>

SKYLINE

The Lakland Skyline Hollowbody is inspired by the design collaboration of master bass guitar builder, Michael Tobias and our staff in Chicago. So much so, in fact, that the two instruments share almost exactly the same specifications. The Skyline Hollowbody features the same two-piece construction as our US-Made model, which is favored by bassist Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan).

This mid-priced version of the Hollowbody has a rosewood fingerboard and the same cavity dimensions as the high-end version - giving it a similarly thick and rich tone with fantastic definition. The natural tone of the instrument is complemented by a set of Lakland's Chi-Sonic pickups.

The Skyline Hollowbody has an elegant appearance. An F-hole on the upper half of the bass suggests the instruments heritage in acoustic instruments of refined quality and function, while its sound is as versatile as modern music demands! Dial in a wide array of sounds using independent controls for volume and tone and a three-way toggle to combine pickups or solo the neck or bridge humbuckers.

From deep, authoritative notes reminiscent of an upright to aggressive and throaty sounds capable of cutting through as a solo voice, the Hollowbody is responsive, with a solid tonal center that many hollow basses lack.

The headstock of our Skyline Hollowbody is a 2x2 layout and emblazoned with a Lakland logo unique to our hollow instruments.

Bass Player Magazine review of the Lakland Hollowbody Bass Read>

The Hollowbody Series Bass At A Glance

US Made Skyline
Nut Width 1.6" 1.6"
Nut Type Bone Delrin
Fret Size .041/.085" .041/.085"
Width at Final Fret 2.42" 2.42"
1st Fret Neck Depth .8" .8"
12th Fret Neck Depth .89" .89"
Fingerboard Radius 10" 10"
Scale Length 34" 34"
Frets 20 20
Bridge String Spacing .75" .75"
Neck Wood Quarter-Sawn Rock Maple with Graphite Reinforcement Bars Flat-Sawn Maple
Body wood(s) Carved Mahogany Back and sides Carved Mahogany Back and sides
Top Carved Maple Top Carved Maple Top
Fingerboard East Indian Rosewood with Birdseye Maple Dots
Lined Fretless Ebony
Rosewood with Dots
Fretted or Lined Fretless with side dots
Tuners Hipshot UltraLight Hipshot licensed Ultralites
Truss Rod Access At HeadStock w/Cover - 5/32" Hex At headstock w/Cover - 4mm Hex
Controls Volume/Volume-Tone/Tone (Passive) Volume/Volume-Tone/Tone (Passive)
Bridge Lakland Bridge (through bridge stringing only) Lakland Bridge (through bridge stringing only)
Pickups
The Hollowbody features Lakland's new CS series Chi-Sonic pickups. 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 It >
  Humbucked Chi-Sonics (switchable to single coil)
Left Handed Note: Due to the nature of the Hollowbody's symmetrical body, this model can be restrung and played left handed, though the controls will then be at the "top" of the bass. Note: Due to the nature of the Hollowbody's symmetrical body, this model can be restrung and played left handed, though the controls will then be at the "top" of the bass.
Finishes

Classic:

Standard and Deluxe:

sunburst

 

 

sunburst

 

 

 

 

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