SOLD FS: Lakland Shoreline SL44-60 Joe Osborn RARE Japanese Beauty!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by theLibrarian, Feb 20, 2014.

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  1. Selling my Japanese Lakland Shoreline Jazz bass. It's this one:

    Price [DEL]$1300[/DEL] $1100 shipped CONUS

    Current price new in Japan is 336,000 yen, which is about $3200 USD. Everything is Japan is more expensive though, so to be fair if these were available in the US (which they are not), I'd guess about $2500 retail (totally a wild guess).

    Includes SKB case pictured

    Search the threads for Shoreline to read up. Basically this is similar to the Skyline specs with some improvements like graphite reinforced neck. The general consensus is that these models (which are built by ESP in Japan to Lakland specs) are between Skyline and US Laks in terms of build quality and playability.

    This is a spectacular instrument. It looks and plays like a dream. Pickups are Fralins. It was recently professionally set up by Fearless Guitars here in Portland.

    I'm selling because I'm just not playing it enough and I need more toys. I play an EB Sterling in my main band and I have a Fender "Boner" J/P bass which adequately covers the kinds of sounds I want to make.

    Working on photo upload now and will follow up momentarily with eye candy.
  2. Note the normal belt buckle scratches on the back. That is the only cosmetic flaw to report.
  3. Type-55

    Type-55 Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2000
  4. 9.48 lbs as pictured (with strings)
  5. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs
    Great looking bass!

    Never tried a shoreline but year great things about them!
  6. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Stewartsville, NJ
    Beautiful Bass. Any Fret wear to speak of? Looking for trades? Thanks, G
  7. Frets are in excellent shape. I will try to get a picture. Not looking for trades, but thanks for checking!
  8. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Stewartsville, NJ
  9. Bump for price change and shipping clarification.
  10. JeffplaysBass

    JeffplaysBass Banned

    Jan 22, 2011
    Bump….Alder or Ash!…..nice Lindy Fralins!
  11. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
  12. Jeff, got your PM on this subject but will reply here to benefit the rest of the thread watchers:

    Regarding the wood, I don't know. How can I find that out?
    [EDIT] I'm pretty sure it's Alder. Looking at the product page, the Swamp Ash appears to only apply to the natural finish models:[/EDIT]

    Regarding the Lindys, it came with them I believe. I bought the bass from the original owner.
  13. Bass is on hold pending payment
  14. JeffplaysBass

    JeffplaysBass Banned

    Jan 22, 2011
    Good News!!!….saved me some $$$ :bassist:
  15. jbares

    jbares Ragin'Cajun

    Nov 23, 2003
    Lafayette, Louisiana

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