Lakland Bass Guitars

USA Series DJ-5

The DJ-5 features the same “updated classic” tone as our 44-60, but is combined with the modern design appointments that make our 5-strings work. You know what that means …. 35 inches! That’s the scale length of the 55-60 and the reason all Lakland 5’s sound so good when you get down low. 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.

All Lakland 5-strings fingerboards are available in Birdseye Maple, straight grain Maple, East Indian Rosewood or Ebony.

  • Features 35″ scale neck for better B string tone and tight, deep bottom
  • Choice of Swamp Ash or Alder body
  • Available Mother of Pearl, Abalone, or Ebony block inlays and/or white or black neck binding
  • Available matching headstock color in most finishes
  • Fretless version available with lined or unlined Ebony fingerboard
  • Available onboard Lakland LH3  or J-Retro preamp option

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 DJ-5

Erik “Eski” Scott

Plays with:

Alice Cooper
Sonia Dada
Flo & Eddie

Artists who play a USA Series DJ-5

Dan Lutz

Plays with: Brian Auger

Dan Maines

Plays with: Clutch

Daniel Mora


Plays with: Bonka

Robert Johnson

Plays with:

Uriah Duffy

Plays with: Whitesnake

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“While… similar to the company’s Vintage J 44-60 and 55-60 models, the new Signature models offer more curve to their contouring and cutaways that Lakland says adds vintage styling.”

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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 Swamp Ash or Alder
Top Quilted Maple or Flame Maple (optional)
Fingerboard wood
  • Birdseye Maple with Ebony position markers
  • Straight grain Maple with Ebony position markers
  • East Indian Rosewood 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
Pickguard
  • Tortoise Shell
  • Aged White (“Mint”)
  • Pearloid
  • Black
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)
  • J-Retro (optional)
Pickups Lakland Vintage J single coil pickups
Left handed Not available
Finishes See order page for all options