Lakland Bass Guitars

what makes it a lakland?

Here's What Gives The Lakland Its Unique Sound:

1. 4-STRING TUNERS
All Lakland USA Series 4s feature open-back, tapered-shaft Hipshot tuners. The tapered shafts force strings to lie flat against the headstock for improved pressure over the nut. An optional Hipshot Bass Xtender key is also available.

2. 5-STRING TUNERS
All Lakland 5s feature Hipshot Ultra-Lite tuners. These tuners have traditional styling in a lightweight design that alleviates headstock diving. The strings are retained with a single-bar retainer.

3. REINFORCED HEAD
Reinforced head design provides additional strength at the neck’s weakest point.

4. FINGERBOARDS
Lakland Birdseye Maple fingerboards feature Ebony face dots, while our Rosewood fingerboards feature Birdseye Maple dots. Our Ebony fretless fingerboards are available lined, or unlined. Other fingerboard and position marker options are available.

5. NECK FEATURES
All Lakland necks are manufactured from quarter-sawn Maple and feature two graphite reinforcement bars. We have found that these graphite bars help tremendously to minimize dead spots.

6. BOLTS
The Lakland 44 and 55 necks are securely bolted to the body using a five-bolt configuration that offers the player unrestricted access to the upper register.

7. FRETS
Lakland luthiers meticulously install the frets, using exacting tolerances that yield superior playability. Hand-filed fret ends, combined with a subtle round-over on the edge of the fingerboard, delivers the ultimate in playing comfort.

8. STRAP BUTTONS
Large Dunlop dual design strap buttons are compatible with Straplok systems.

9. CUTAWAY
The deep cutaway on the Lakland 44 and 55 allows full access to the 22nd fret.

10. BODY
A variety of body woods are available for Lakland instruments, including Alder, Southern Swamp Ash, and Mahogany. Deluxe models add a figured exotic top over a Swamp Ash body.

11. PICKUPS
Lakland pickups are hand fabricated and custom wound in our shop in Chicago. Our pickup arrays provide best in class wide frequency response and diverse tonal range.

12. STRING THROUGH DESIGN
Dual access design allows strings to go through the body or the bridge.

13. BRIDGE
Lakland 44 and 55 instruments feature a solid chromed bridge plate with all stainless steel parts (saddle, screws, springs) to prevent rust and corrosion throughout the life of the instrument.

14. ELECTRONICS
Internal preamp offers independent cut and boost of bass midrange, and treble. The preamp is extremely versatile and very quiet. Master volume pulls out to defeat internal preamp. Pickup blend control. Bridge pickup coil configuration can be set for a multitude of tonal possibilities.