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Question for Lakland guys

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bert Slide, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Bert Slide

    Bert Slide

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    I traded a bass for this Lakland Skyline 44-60 and I love it. Sounds, looks, feels great and will now take over #1 stage duties from my Am STD jazz. I've been trying to find out more about it. I can't find this color with blocks and binding anywhere online. I see teal basses in the 44-60 without blocks and teal DJ basses that are bound/blocked and look like mine but the teal is a much bluer color green. This bass is more of say an emerald green with silver flake in it. I found similar colors on the Lakland site but only on US made Laklands.

    I'm posting pics but only have a phone cam and I notice the color appears much bluer in the pics than in real life. Note that in one pic I include a green bic lighter for reference. It also appears more blue, it is the standard normal green color but it shows a little how the bass is also a very green green.

    This bass had a retail tag of $1699 with a street price marked at $1279 which seems to be in line with the DJ basses and other high end Skylines but I just can't find this model in this color anywhere. Anyone know what it's called? Could this be what they call teal? I swear if you see it live it's much greener looking but I can't capture it on the cam and my pics do look similar to but still not so blue looking as the teal in pics I see online.

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  2. Dubista

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    I believe that's just the Lakland Skyline 44-60 Custom, formerly known as the Joe Osbourne or JO, model. The "Custom" just means that it's got the block and bound neck. Regarding the colour, I'm no expert but, I want to say it was a limited run that they only produced for one year, fairly recently; it's called "Teal Green Metallic". You also get that super cool matching headstock.

    I also remember having huge GAS for this when it came out, you lucky dog. ;)

    Congratulations. She's a Beauty
  3. Mola Ram

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    Yep, what Dubista said. This was part of the Skyline Limited Editions Lakland had out for 2011.

    I remember being very angry that everyone of them had blocks EXCEPT the trans white. Broke my heart.
  4. 4Mal

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    Very pretty!
  5. Basstardus

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    I have the 44-64 like that, w/o binding and blocks, Limited Edition 2010
    great sounding bass
  6. shizoz

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    Wouldn't it be a DJ with the separate tone knob? The JO models are volume-tone stacks right?
  7. Basstardus

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    shizoz, US series is a stack knob, Skyline series is VOL/VOL/TONE, this is a Skyline 44-60 Custom
  8. Bert Slide

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    They had a used white one there with tort and rosewood and dots. Beautiful and a great playing bass too but the bound neck on this just felt SO good. I was really shopping for a P when I found it. I'd been in this shop several times in the past month and kept being drawn to it. I A/Bed it with every other P and J style instrument in the shop including American Fenders and it was to me anyway the best bass in the shop and the best I'd played anywhere in a long time in that price range so I had to get it. So I still own no P and 2 Jazzes but maybe I'm just a Jazz guy. :)
  9. Bert Slide

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    Hey I'm thinking about changing up the pickguard. Anyone have any suggestions on color, torts, pearls, etc. and where is the best place to get pickguards to fit laklands?

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