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.

A tweed hardshell case with a leather handle is available.

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