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SOLD FS - Lakland Skyline JO5 - best Skyline I've EVER owned

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by IanAllison, May 4, 2010.


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  1. IanAllison

    IanAllison Supporting Member

    May 27, 2006
    Minneapolis
    Hi there,

    This is my Lakland Skyline Joe Osborn 5 string bass - ash body, rosewood board, 35" scale, passive Lakland single coils, tort guard, cow catcher.

    This particular bass is a WONDERFUL example of a Skyline. I purchased it in 2006 - before Skyline production was moved to Indonesia. I had Kirk Hunter at Lakland "pick out the best one" that they had in stock. It was cool - I actually heard him over the phone playing the 4 JO5s they had in stock! This one was the lightest and most resonant of the bunch (according to Kirk). It comes in at 9.4 pounds on my digital bathroom scale.

    It's in great shape with minor player wear - a few scratches here and there but nothing that constitutes an issue.

    And if you'd like to hear it - I do all of Lakland's soundclips and THIS IS THE BASS that I used for the Skyline JO5 clips up on lakland.com! So here it is, in all it's juicy, authoritative glory:

    http://www.lakland.com/ac_JO5.htm

    Don't be fooled - the bass pictured on the site is 3tone sunburst. But it truly is this instrument that you hear in the soundclips.

    SO - why sell it? I just acquired a USJO5 and this bass isn't getting enough time. But it's crazy - there are some things that I actually like BETTER about this bass than the US one. It seems to have a touch more top end and sounds a tad more "open." But I'm sticking with my US bass - for better or for worse!

    $975 shipped in the CONUS. It will be boxed in a super sturdy Lakland box and come with a gig bag.

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  2. madbassplaya

    madbassplaya

    Dec 28, 2007
    pics arent working.
     
  3. /gasp what a pimp. maybe i need to buy this. i'd be on it if it were black/maple board
     
  4. IanAllison

    IanAllison Supporting Member

    May 27, 2006
    Minneapolis
    Alright - sorry for the weird picture issues guys. Should be all good now!

    Ian
     
  5. Poon

    Poon

    May 20, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    Hey Ian,

    Is the Body really Alder? I thought Skylines only came in Ash.
     
  6. +1?

    nice piece, pmed you...
     
  7. BobWestbrook

    BobWestbrook Mr.

    Mar 13, 2006
    Philly suburb
    Sweet bass!
     
  8. IanAllison

    IanAllison Supporting Member

    May 27, 2006
    Minneapolis
    Hey Poon,

    Absolutely - my bad. You are correct sir. Ash body. Original post corrected.

    Ian
     
  9. Poon

    Poon

    May 20, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    BTW I still watch your youtube video for Lakland just to bring a smile to my face. That and to reaffirm my decision to get my 4th 55-02. :D
     
  10. kai_ski

    kai_ski

    Apr 14, 2007
    Wenatchee, WA
    I've got GAS bump.

    It could have been last night's burrito, but it's probably this bass.
     
  11. Bass.

    Bass.

    Jan 23, 2006
    San Diego
    I can't believe you'd do this to me!

    I LOVE this color combo

    and I've been in the mood for a jazz

    if only I had a child to sell :crying:
     
  12. JGintheHam

    JGintheHam

    Jul 8, 2009
    Cumming, GA
    Mike Lull endorsing artist
    You're killin me....:p

    Beautiful bass
     
  13. DC3

    DC3 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2005
    Atlanta
    PM Sent
     
  14. IanAllison

    IanAllison Supporting Member

    May 27, 2006
    Minneapolis
    On hold - pending payment.
     
  15. IanAllison

    IanAllison Supporting Member

    May 27, 2006
    Minneapolis
    Thanks Poon! Man - your FOURTH 55-02?! So do you have 4 of them now??
     
  16. IanAllison

    IanAllison Supporting Member

    May 27, 2006
    Minneapolis
    Aaaaand . . . SOLD. Thanks to DC3 for the quick sale!

    Ian
     

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