Lakland Bass Guitars

USA Series 44-60 (Vintage J)

We labored over the design of this instrument to combine the most desirable attributes of a vintage J-bass (the 1960 era slim neck, concentric control knobs, and best-in-class passive single coil pickups) and applied today’s leading edge technology (meticulous fingerboard leveling and impeccable fret installation, graphite reinforcement bars, enhanced neck joint, quarter sawn hard Rock Maple neck with a supple oil finish) to create a contemporary classic. The Lakland 44-60 has been the choice of professionals and a staple on the largest stages in the world for over 2 decades!

  • Choice of Swamp Ash or Alder body or upgrade to a beautiful Quilted Maple or Flame Maple top
  • Available Mother of Pearl, Abalone, or Ebony block inlays
  • Turn the 44-60 into an active bass by adding the Lakland LH3 preamp with 3-band EQ
  • Choose preamp and Maple top bundle package and save $100!
  • Add a set of Lakland Chi-Sonic pickups and make it a J-Sonic 4!

Options: Available white or black neck binding and available matching headstock color on most finishes. The fretless version is available with either lined or unlined Ebony fingerboard. Available Hipshot Bass Xtender (D-Tuner).

All USA Series instruments include a hard shell case.

Ordering: Except for special offers and Skyline Series models, all Lakland instruments are custom built, pre-order items.

Due to unprecedented supply chain delays, our current lead time is approximately 160 Days.

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Payment Terms: A 50% deposit is required when placing an order, with full payment received by Lakland prior to shipping. Special terms are available for those who wish to pre-pay the entire purchase price at time of order. For details, contact Lakland at, or call 888.958.4494.

Looking for exotic woods? Can’t find the exact options you want? Got customization ideas to build the Lakland of your dreams? Contact us and we’ll be happy to put together a quote based on your ideas and wood availability. Call 888.958.4464 or email

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Erik Eski Scott

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

Erik “Eski” Scott

Plays with:

Alice Cooper
Sonia Dada
Flo & Eddie

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

Adam Clayton

Plays with: U2

Ben Kenney

Plays with: Incubus

Brandon Armstrong

Plays with: Soma Holiday

Chris Chaney

Plays with: Alanis Morrisette, Jane's Addiction

Chris Chew

Plays with: North Mississippi All-Stars

Chris Merrill

Plays with: Birds of Chicago

Conrad Korsch

Plays with: Rod Stewart

Darin Gray

Plays with: Tweedy

Dave Bronze

Plays with: Eric Clapton, Tom Jones, Andy Fairweather Low

David Hood

Plays with: Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section

Dennis Michaels

Plays with: Session/Solo Artist/Clinician

Erik "Eski" Scott

Plays with: Alice Cooper, Sonia Dada, Flo & Eddie

Fedo Gasparik

Plays with: The Clear

Gergely Drapos

Plays with: Péterfy Bori & Love Band, Random Trip

Greg Rzab

Plays with: John Mayall


February - 1999

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

Bass Player Magazine


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


January - 2005

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

Bass Guitar Magazine




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Nut width 1.5″
Nut type Bone
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 Quarter-sawn Rock Maple with graphite reinforcement bars
Body wood Swamp Ash or Alder
Fingerboard wood
  • Birdseye Maple
  • Rosewood
  • Ebony
  • Hipshot Tapered Shaft with reverse gearing
  • Hipshot D-Tuner (optional
Truss rod access Neck heel: 5/32″ hex
Controls Passive Volume/Tone – Volume/Tone, concentric (stacked knobs)
Bridge Lakland Dual Access (through body or through bridge)
Preamp Lakland LH3 with 3-band EQ (optional)
Pickups Lakland Vintage J single coil pickups
Left handed Available