Lakland Bass Guitars

Skyline Series 55-60 “Vintage J”

The Skyline Series 55-60 “Vintage J” shares many of the same features as our USA Series 55-60 bass, including the famous Lakland 35” scale neck and the same passively delicious Lakland J-style pickups, fabricated by hand and wound with precision at our custom shop in Chicago. Passive controls offer a vintage 60s Volume/Volume/Tone layout.

Custom Model – The Skyline Series 55-60 Custom adds pearl block inlays and bound Indian Laurel fingerboard.

Skyline Series basses are sold exclusively through our network of local and online distributors.  See our Dealer Page to find your nearest Lakland outlet and a list of online Lakland retailers. Please contact us at sales@lakland.com for assistance outside the USA.

Brendan Grieve plays a Lakland Skyline Series 55-60 five string bass

Artists who play a Skyline Series 55-60 “Vintage J”

Brendon Grieve

Plays with: Sam Smith

Charles "Lil' Chip" DuBose III

Plays with: Sweet Diezel Jenkins

Dean Dinning

Plays with: Toad The Wet Sprocket

Keelan Jones

Plays with: Mavis Staples, Otis Clay, Paula Cole

Maro Machera

Plays with: Julie Slick, Solo

Scott Hogan

Plays with: Bernie Worrell Orchestra

Spencer Campbell

Plays with: Delbert McClinton

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September - 2016

“Lovers of all things passive will fall head over heels for this bass.”

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Standard
Nut width 1.81”
Nut Type Delrin
Fret size .041/.085”
Width at final fret 3.3″
1st fret neck depth .81”
12th fret neck depth .92″
Fingerboard radius 10-13″
Scale length 35”
Frets 22
Bridge string spacing .75”
Neck wood Flat-sawn Maple with graphite reinforcement bars
Body wood Ash
Fingerboard wood Maple Indian Laurel Ebony lined fretless
Tuners Hipshot Ultralites
Truss rod access Neck heel: 4mm hex
Pickguard Aged White (Mint)
Controls Volume/Volume/Tone
Bridge Lakland Dual Access (through body or through bridge)
Preamp J-Retro (optional)
Pickups Lakland Vintage J single coil pickups
Left handed Not Available
Finishes