Lakland Bass Guitars

USA Series 44-AJ

Vintage meets modern. The 44-AJ Deluxe incorporates the vintage neck shape and feel of the 44-60, but adds a beautiful figured “drop top” with our LH3 3 band EQ preamp mounted from the back for a beautifully finished Active J.  The AJ comes with either single coil or hum-canceling pickups that offer a bit more modern attack when paired with our preamp. Other options include:

  • Figured Quilted Maple or Flame Maple top over Swamp Ash body
  • Optional Mother of Pearl, Abalone or Ebony block inlays and available white or black neck binding 
  • Available matching headstock color on most finishes
  • Available Ebony lined or unlined fretless
  • Available  Available Hipshot D-Extender

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 sales@lakland.com.

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Artists who play a USA Series 44-AJ

Erik “Eski” Scott

Plays with:

Alice Cooper
Sonia Dada
Flo & Eddie

Artists who play a USA Series 44-AJ

Skylark

Plays with: The Doobie Brothers

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“It’s comfortable, painstakingly built, and downright gorgeous. Every aspect of the bass reflects a concern for quality components and smart design choices.”

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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
  • Quilt Maple top (standard)
  • Swamp Ash with Flame Maple top (optional)
 
Fingerboard wood
  • Birdseye Maple with Ebony dots (standard)
  • East Indian Rosewood with Birdseye Maple dots (standard option)
  • Fretted, lined, or unlined fretless version with Ebony side dots only (standard option)
Tuners
  • Hipshot Tapered Shaft
  • Reverse Gearing
  • Hipshot D-Tuner (optional)
Truss rod access Neck heel: 5/32″ hex
Controls Volume/Blend/Midrange/Treble-Bass (stacked)
Bridge Lakland Dual Access (through body or through bridge)
Preamp Lakland LH3 three-band EQ
Pickups Lakland 44-LH Vintage “J” Hum Cancelling
Upgrade Pickups The 44-AJ Deluxe can be upgraded with 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. Click to hear the Chi-Sonics in the 44-60.
Left handed Available