Lakland Bass Guitars

USA Series 55-94

The USA Series 55-94 is Lakland’s original five-string design, featuring our own LH3 quad-coil soap bar pickup in the bridge position and a dual-coil J-style pickup at the neck. The bridge pickup is equipped with a 3 way coil select switch so you can hear all four coils, the neck side coils isolated, or the bridge side coils isolated – a setup that is great for maximum versatility and customizable tones. This incredibly versatile pickup array is matched with our LH3 preamp featuring 3 bands of boost cut EQ, a blend control to mix the 2 pickups, internal midrange frequency select, internal gain trim, and pull passive master volume.

  • Available with Swamp Ash or Alder body wood
  • Optional Quilted Maple or Flame Maple figured top over Swamp Ash body
  • Available Mother-Of-Pearl, Abalone, or Ebony block inlays

The 55-94 is available with either white or black neck binding, and matching headstock color on most finishes. The fretless version of the 55-94 is available with a 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, 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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Artists who play a USA Series 55-94

Erik “Eski” Scott

Plays with:

Alice Cooper
Sonia Dada
Flo & Eddie

Artists who play a USA Series 55-94

Bob Lizik

Plays with: Brian Wilson, Big Roy

Charlie Sabatino

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

Concord Nkabinde 

Plays with: Johnny Clegg

Dave Hungate

Plays with: Toto

David Parks

Plays with: Sean Kingston

Dougie Keebler

Plays with: Beggars Fortune

Earl Mergelsberg

Plays with: Shachah

Frank Russell

Plays with: Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Frank Russell Band, Wallace Roney, Darryl Jones, Lakland Clinician

John Howard

Plays with: Sixwire, Richard Marx, Randy Owen, John Elefante, Felix Cavaliere

Jon Button

Plays with: Shakira, Robben, Sheryl Crow

Jon E. Gee

Plays with: John Mellencamp

Justin Mclauchlin

Plays with: The Ryan McGarvey Band

Keith Axelson

Plays with: Dayz To Come

Keith Moseley

Plays with: String Cheese Incident

Luc Kammerer

Plays with: Lindsay Ell


July - 1996

“The Lakland 55-94 is, without a doubt, the best realized bass guitar I have ever encountered.”

Australian Guitar Magazine


January - 1997

“A versatile bass with a killer B.”

Bass Guitar Magazine


December - 1996

“In short, it’s a terrific bass guitar, and by no means just for the cognoscenti.”

Gitarre & Bass Magazine


October - 2001

“… an intoxicating classy nod to both modern and vintage stylings.”




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Nut width 1.81″
Nut type Bone
Fret size .041/.085”
Width at final fret 3.3”
1st fret neck depth .81”
12th fret neck depth .92″
Fingerboard radius 10-13″ (compound)
Scale length 35″
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 with Ebony position markers
  • Indian Laurel with Birdseye Maple position markers
  • Fretted, lined or unlined fretless with Ebony side dots only
Tuners Hipshot Ultralites
Truss rod access Neck heel: 5/32″ hex
  • 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 Available