Lakland Bass Guitars

USA Series 55-AJ

Vintage meets modern.  The 55-AJ incorporates the vintage neck shape, 35” scale design and feel of the 55-60, 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.

  • Figured top over Swamp Ash body
  • Available Mother of Pearl, Abalone or Ebony block inlays
  • Available onboard LH3 preamp option

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

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.

*Note: Rosewood not available in all markets due to new CITES import/export restrictions

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Artists who play a USA Series 55-AJ

Erik “Eski” Scott

Plays with:

Alice Cooper
Sonia Dada
Flo & Eddie

Jack Alexander Timmis plays a Lakland USA Series 55-AJ five string bass

Artists who play a USA Series 55-AJ

Jack Alexander Timmis

Plays with: HVMM

Justin Mclauchlin

Plays with: The Ryan McGarvey Band

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 3.3”
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 Swamp Ash
Fingerboard wood
  • Birdseye Maple with Ebony position markers
  • East Indian Rosewood with Birdseye Maple position markers
  • Fretted, lined or unlined fretless with Ebony side dots only
  • Bound neck and Pearloid position markers
Tuners Hipshot Ultralites
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
Pickups Lakland 55-LH Vintage J hum-canceling pickups
Left handed Available
Finishes See order page for complete list of available colors and finishes