Lakland Bass Guitars

USA Series 55-60 (Vintage J)

The 55-60 has the same “updated classic” tone as our original 44-60, and features Lakland’s legendary balanced tonality along with a 35 inch scale for pronounced bottom end. When you talk about clarity, tautness and tone in regards to the low B, you’re talking about our passion! Graphite re-enforcement… quarter-sawn Maple neck… it’s all there, served up by dual vintage voiced single coil Lakland pickups, hand fabricated and wound with exact tolerances in our Chicago shop.

  • Standard Model features Swamp Ash or Alder body
  • Available Mother of Pearl, Abalone or Ebony block inlays
  • Optional onboard Lakland LH3 3-band EQ preamp option
  • Add a set of Lakland Chi-Sonic single coil pickups and make your 55-60 a J-Sonic!

All Lakland 5-strings are 35″ scale with fingerboards available in Birdseye Maple, straight grain Maple, Rosewood or Ebony. Available matching headstock color on most finishes. Available white or black neck binding. Available fretless version with lined or unlined Ebony fingerboard.

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 55-60 (Vintage J)

Erik “Eski” Scott

Plays with:

Alice Cooper
Sonia Dada
Flo & Eddie

Artists who play a USA Series 55-60 (Vintage J)

Jason Delbert

Plays with: Session Player

Jason Ellis

Plays with: Broadway in Chicago, Million Dollar Quartet, Chicago High School for the Arts

Jeffrey Arnold

Plays with: Austin Hicks

Pedro Marin

Plays with: Jesus Adrian Romero

Tom Mendel

Plays with: Wicked, Lion King, Rent, Billy Elliot, Hamilton

William E. Hutchison Jr.

Plays with: KC Williams

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Nut width 1.81″
Nut type Bone
Fret size .041/.085”
Width at final fret 3”
1st fret neck depth .81”
12th fret neck depth .92″
Fingerboard radius 10-13″
Scale length 35″
Frets 22
Bridge string spacing .75″
Neck wood Quarter-sawn Rock Maple with graphite reinforcement bars
Body wood Alder or Swamp Ash
Top Quilted Maple or Flame Maple (Deluxe Model only)
Fingerboard wood
  • Birdseye Maple with Ebony dots
  • East Indian Rosewood with Birdseye Maple Dots
  • Fretted, lined or unlined fretless with Ebony side dots only
Tuners Hipshot Ultralites
Truss rod access Neck heel: 5/32″ hex
Pickguard
  • Tortoise Shell
  • Aged White (“Mint”)
  • Pearloid, Black (optional)
Controls Passive model concentric (stacked knobs): Volume/Tone • Volume/Tone
Bridge Lakland Dual Access (through body or through bridge)
Preamp Lakland LH3 three-band (optional)
Pickups Lakland Vintage J single coil pickups
Left handed Not available
Finishes