Lakland Bass Guitars

USA Series 44-94

Lakland basses have a reputation for being among the most well-built instruments on the market. This is in large part due to the 44-94, our very first model introduced in 1994. The look and feel of our 44-94 is instantly familiar to anyone who is a fan of traditional aesthetic. But this instrument has a unique personality drawing on the best aspects of classic basses and updating them with modern playability and construction that is second to none. Able to emulate the tones of many popular basses, the Lakland 44-94 maintains a tonal character all its own. All Lakland 44-94 basses are 34″ scale with fingerboards available in Birdseye Maple, Rosewood*, Ebony, or Pau Ferro.

  • Choice of Swamp Ash or Alder body wood.
  • Go Deluxe with a Quilted Maple or Flame Maple figured top over a Swamp Ash body.
  • Available Mother of Pearl, Abalone or Ebony block inlays and neck binding
  • Optional Hipshot Bass Xtender (D-Tuner)
  • All USA Series instruments include a hard shell case.

The 44-94 is configured with a 4 coil soap-bar pickup in the bridge position that includes a 3-position coil select mini toggle, and a dual coil J-style pickup featured in the neck position. All pickup combinations achieved through blending and/or coil selecting yields hum-cancelling operation. The LH3 pickup array is matched with our LH3 preamp featuring 3 bands of boost/cut EQ with a configurable midrange frequency point.

Options — The USA Series 44-94 is available with white or black neck binding and matching headstock color on most finishes. Fretless version is available with either lined or unlined Ebony fingerboard.

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 sales@lakland.com.

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Artists who play a USA Series 44-94

Erik “Eski” Scott

Plays with:

Alice Cooper
Sonia Dada
Flo & Eddie

Artists who play a USA Series 44-94

Charlie Sabatino

Plays with: Instructor, Leader of Charley Sabatino and Looking Forward

David Hood

Plays with: Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section

Greg Rzab

Plays with: John Mayall

Jauqo III-X

Plays with: Jauqo III-X Reality

Joe Gagliardo

Plays with: One of The Boyzz

Keith Axelson

Plays with: Dayz To Come

Mark Abraham

Plays with: Enter the Haggis

Rick Knapp

Plays with: Walter Trout Band

Rob Kassinger

Plays with: Chicago Symphony, NYCO

William E. Hutchison Jr.

Plays with: KC Williams

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December - 1997

“Without question, the Lakland reaches the highest level of quality and is made with the best woods.”

Gitarre & Bass Magazine

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May/June - 1995

“The 44-94 is a player’s dream.”

Bass Player Magazine

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Nut width 1.6″
Nut type Bone
Fret size .041/.085”
Width at final fret 2.46”
1st fret neck depth .77”
12th fret neck depth .87″
Fingerboard radius 10″
Scale length 34″
Frets 22
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
  • Pau Ferro
Tuners Hipshot Tapered Shaft (Hipshot D-Tuner optional)
Truss rod access Neck heel: 5/32″ hex
Controls
  • Cut and Boost: Bass, Midrange, Treble
  • Panning-style pickup blend control
  • Master volume (pull for preamp bypass)
  • 3-way bridge pickup coil tap toggle
Bridge Lakland Dual Access (through body or through bridge)
Preamp Lakland LH3
Pickups Lakland MM-J configuration
Left handed Not available
Finishes