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. Our current lead time is 90-120 days. Click the price box below to select available options and finishes.
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 sales@Lakland.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Artists who play a USA Series 44-60 (Vintage J)
Plays with: U2
Plays with: Incubus
Plays with: Soma Holiday
Plays with: The Subways
Plays with: Alanis Morrisette, Jane's Addiction
Plays with: North Mississippi All-Stars
Plays with: Birds of Chicago
Plays with: Rod Stewart
Plays with: Tweedy
Plays with: Eric Clapton, Tom Jones, Andy Fairweather Low
Plays with: Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section
Plays with: Session/Solo Artist/Clinician
Erik "Eski" Scott
Plays with: Alice Cooper, Sonia Dada, Flo & Eddie
Plays with: The Clear
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
|Width at final fret||2.48”|
|1st fret neck depth||.77”|
|12th fret neck depth||.94″|
|Bridge string spacing||.75″|
|Neck wood||Quarter-sawn Rock Maple with graphite reinforcement bars|
|Body wood||Swamp Ash or Alder|
|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|