Lakland Bass Guitars

Skyline Series 44-60 (Vintage J)

The Skyline 44-60 shares many of the same specifications as our USA Series 44-60 bass, and is outfitted with the same passively delicious Lakland J-style pickups – fabricated by hand and wound with precision at our custom shop in Chicago. Players love the comfy 1.5” taper of the Skyline Series 44-60 neck.

The Skyline Series 44-60 Custom version adds block inlays and binding on Indian Laurel fingerboard models. The Ice Blue Metallic model features Maple unbound fingerboard, pearl blocks with abalone corners, and matching headstock color.

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.

Artists who play a Skyline Series 44-60 (Vintage J)

Mark Saunders

Plays with: Florence + the Machine

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February - 1999

“Close inspection of our test bass revealed finicky attention to detail.”

Bass Player Magazine

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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.”

Music Biz Magazine

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January - 2005

“The neck is the smoothest I’ve ever laid hands on.”

Bass Guitar Magazine

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December - 2009

“I love everything about this bass. Workmanship and finish is second to none…”

Music Gear Review

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Nut width 1.5″
Nut type Delrin
Fret size .041/.085”
Width at final fret 2.48”
1st fret neck depth .77”
12th fret neck depth .94″
Fingerboard radius 10″
Scale length 34″
Frets 20
Bridge string spacing .75″
Neck wood Flat-sawn Rock Maple
Body wood Ash
Fingerboard wood
  • Maple
  • Indian Laurel
  • Ebony lined fretless (Standard model only)
Tuners Hipshot Ultralites (optional Hipshot D-Tuner)
Truss rod access Neck heel: 4mm hex
Controls Volume/Volume/Tone
Bridge Lakland Dual Access (through body or through bridge)
Preamp J-Retro (optional)
Pickups Lakland Vintage J single-coils
Left handed Not available
Finishes
  • Three Tone Sunburst
  • Black
  • Natural