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.
Artists who play a Skyline Series Hollowbody-30
Plays with: Tweedy
Plays with: Evan Bliss & The Welchers
Plays with: Wicked, Lion King, Rent, Billy Elliot, Hamilton
|Width at final fret||2.42”|
|1st fret neck depth||.8”|
|12th fret neck depth||.89″|
|Bridge string spacing||.75″|
|Neck wood||Flat-sawn Maple|
|Body wood||Carved Mahogany back and sides with carved Maple top|
|Fingerboard wood||Pau Ferro|
|Truss rod access||At headstock with cover – 4mm hex|
|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.|