Lakland Bass Guitars

Skyline Series Darryl Jones (DJ-5)

The Skyline Series Darryl Jones Signature Model DJ-5 features the same “updated classic” tone as our DJ-4, but is combined with the legendary Lakland 35” scale – the reason all Lakland 5s have such fabulous bottom tone. When you talk about clarity, tautness and tone in regards to the low B, you’re talking about our passion! Graphite reinforcement bars are added for tonal stability and the dual vintage voiced single coil Lakland pickups are hand fabricated and wound with exact tolerances in our Chicago shop.

Looks, ergonomics, playability, and that big bottom tone make this one of Lakland’s most popular and longstanding models.

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 Darryl Jones (DJ-5)

Alissia Benveniste

Plays with: Cee-Lo Green, George Clinton, Mark Ronson

Dan Lutz

Plays with: Brian Auger

Frank Russell

Plays with: Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Frank Russell Band, Wallace Roney, Darryl Jones, Lakland Clinician

John Howard

Plays with: Sixwire, Richard Marx, Randy Owen, John Elefante, Felix Cavaliere

Josh Belz

Plays with: Starlight Theatre, Honey Ryder, and Frasier Churchill

Robert Johnson

Plays with:

Robin Mullarkey


Plays with: Zero7, Roisin Murphy, Natalie Williams

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“While… similar to the company’s Vintage J 44-60 and 55-60 models, the new Signature models offer more curve to their contouring and cutaways that Lakland says adds vintage styling.”

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Standard
Nut width 1.81”
Nut Type Delrin
Fret size .041/.085”
Width at final fret 3″
1st fret neck depth .81”
12th fret neck depth .92″
Fingerboard radius 12″
Scale length 35”
Frets 21
Bridge string spacing .75”
Neck wood Flat-sawn Maple with graphite reinforcement bars
Body wood Swamp Ash
Fingerboard wood
  • Maple
  • Indian Laurel
Tuners Hipshot Ultralites
Truss rod access Neck heel: 4mm hex
Pickguard White Perloid
Controls Volume/Volume/Tone (passive)
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
  • White Pearl with Maple fingerboard
  • Lake Placid Blue with Maple fingerboard
  • Natural with Maple fingerboard