Lakland Bass Guitars

Skyline Series Hollowbody-30

Finally – a 30” short scale hollow body bass without compromises!

The inspiration for the HB30 was simply to design a really cool short scale that addresses the idiosyncrasies of vintage hollow instruments. First, the body is carved instead of braced, which gives it a bit more weight to counterbalance the neck so it’s not “neck heavy.” This design also allows us to use our standard Lakland tailpiece bridge for rock solid intonation without a floating bridge.

  • 30″ short scale hollow body bass
  • Standard Lakland tailpiece bridge for rock solid intonation
  • Smooth “J” taper neck for vintage feel

The neck is a familiar 1.5” (J taper) design so string spacing is familiar and extremely comfortable. Playing ergonomics are similar to our full-scale models so the 12th fret is where you expect it. The vintage style single coils provide strong and punchy output with lots of depth and personality. Industry standard Volume/Volume/Tone control layout is instantly familiar. Styling is retro-Italian inspired for a 60’s vibe that looks as great as it sounds.

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 Hollowbody-30

Darin Gray

Plays with: Tweedy

Jason Mattis

Plays with: Evan Bliss & The Welchers

Tom Mendel

Plays with: Wicked, Lion King, Rent, Billy Elliot, Hamilton

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Nut width 1.5″
Nut type Delrin
Fret size .041/.085”
Width at final fret 2.42”
1st fret neck depth .8”
12th fret neck depth .89″
Fingerboard radius 10″
Scale length 30″
Frets 20
Bridge string spacing .75″
Neck wood Flat-sawn Maple
Body wood Carved Mahogany back and sides with carved Maple top
Fingerboard wood Pau Ferro
Tuners Hipshot Ultralites
Truss rod access At headstock with cover – 4mm hex
Controls Volume/Volume-Tone/Tone (passive)
Bridge Lakland Bridge (through bridge stringing only)
Pickups The Hollowbody-30 features Lakland 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 >
Left handed Due to the nature of the Hollowbody-30’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 Tobacco Sunburst