SOLD FS: Two Black Beauties - Lakland and Höfner

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Black Bart, Apr 16, 2012.

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  1. Black Bart

    Black Bart

    Sep 11, 2010
    I'm putting up a couple of basses up for sale to fund the purchase of another bass. One is a 2010 Lakland Skyline 44-02 and the other is a very new Höfner HCT-550/1. Both basses were purchased new and I am the only owner. Never gigged, dropped, scratched or abused in any way. Both are clean and buckle rash free. If you're looking for mojo, these are not the basses for you.

    Sorry No International Shipping or Canada. PayPal preferred.

    2010 Lakland Skyline 44-02 - [DEL]$850.00[/DEL] SOLD

    This was bought as new in September of 2011, the only thing added was a matte black pickguard from Jeannie Pickguards. This is the Indonesian model with the LH3 pre, Lakland pickups, Plek'd and all that Lakland goodness. The only reason I am selling is to fund a purchase of a US model. It went back to the mother ship at one time to address a minor grounding issue that was fixed and has since been fine. Very clean 9/10. I will ship this bass with a Musician's Gear Deluxe Bass Case - not the best case, but never used and will protect it during shipping. Original hang tags are included.

    Höfner HCT-550/1 - [DEL]$500.00[/DEL] SOLD

    Less than a four months old, bought as new in January, not sure of the year. Comes with the original HS case that has never left the house, hang tags and brochure. I didn't even pull the plastic lock retainer to set the combo. Strung with La Bella Electric Bass Guitar Höfner Beatle Bass Round Wounds. Plays great, but short scales just aren't for me.
  2. Mrfstop


    Jan 26, 2006
    New York
    Bump for two cool basses and an even cooler seller!!
  3. Black Bart

    Black Bart

    Sep 11, 2010
    Thanks MrF.

    For those that are obsessed with weight, the Lakland weighs about 9Lbs.
  4. Mr Matt

    Mr Matt Supporting Member

    Jan 18, 2005
    Washington State
    WoW, nice 44-02 & a great price too! Good luck with the sale dude, shouldn't last long.

    JEDI BASS Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2008
    Knoxville, TN
    Beautiful blackness!! I love my 44-02!! That Hofner is sexy too!
  6. satellite4


    May 23, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    Really cool basses and great prices too...wish I could afford that Lakland...:rollno:
  7. chepo06


    Mar 5, 2009
    Grrrr if the laky was a 5er I'd be all over it
  8. Really like the matte guard on the Laky. Very haute for sure!
  9. Black Bart

    Black Bart

    Sep 11, 2010
    Thanks all, they really are great basses.
  10. RumbleBeeAL


    Jun 8, 2009
    Mobile, AL
    I have only owned Laklands... I am however lusting over that Hofner - very cool looking.

    Man, you have great taste in basses and some serious photo skills.
  11. Black Bart

    Black Bart

    Sep 11, 2010
    Thanks Gordon, it is a pretty sweet little bass. Nice and light, great sound as well. Even though it's passive, the sound is massive, on par I would say with the LH3 in terms of "hotness."
  12. Black Bart

    Black Bart

    Sep 11, 2010
    A little more info on both basses:

    The Lakland serial shows the manufacture date to be sometime in 2010, but the PLEK tag shows it was done in April of 2011.

    From what I can gather, the Höfner appears to have been manufactured sometime in or after 2011 as the older models do not have the "Designed in Germany" decal and serial number on the back of the headstock. Someone please enlighten me if I am incorrect about this. Like I said, it's from what I could determine from searching on the subject. As stated above, I did purchase it new in January of this year.
  13. SoundSupport

    SoundSupport Guest

    Aug 23, 2010
    Are you selling the Lakland with the black bridge or the original chrome?
  14. Black Bart

    Black Bart

    Sep 11, 2010
    Chrome, it's being sold all original with the addition of the matte black pickguard. The black bridge, was sold separately a few months ago.
  15. Black Bart

    Black Bart

    Sep 11, 2010
    Höfner is 1.625 at the nut. Lakland is 1.6" at the nut.
  16. Black Bart

    Black Bart

    Sep 11, 2010
    All PM's replied. Both basses still available.
  17. Mrfstop


    Jan 26, 2006
    New York
    whoa! yikes and wowza man. still here? Thought one at least would be gone right off the bat?
  18. Tampabass

    Tampabass Going Viral By 2080

    Feb 16, 2006
    You never took these beauties out on gigs? How cause? Wanted to keep 'em safe at home?
    The 4402 is a terrific, versatile bass - mine always cut through the mix and delivered beautiful tone. Great feel, too.

    Good luck with your sale.
  19. Black Bart

    Black Bart

    Sep 11, 2010
    Thought so too, but the tax man must have been especially thorough this year.

    Nope, not these and thanks.
  20. loopee

    loopee Supporting Member

    May 12, 2009
    Surrey, B.C. Canada
    I sure like how that black Hofner looks.....what would it cost to ship that to Canada?
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