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SOLD Lakland 55-94 USA Custom one-off with 3 single J pickups

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Fixitinpost, Jul 25, 2017.


  1. Fixitinpost

    Fixitinpost Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 5, 2005
    Massachusetts
    Price:
    $2100
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    For sale is this one-of-a-kind Lakland 55-94 Custom with 3 single J pickups and LH3 preamp:


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    35" scale

    Quarter-Sawn Rock Maple neck with Graphite Reinforcement Bars

    East Indian Rosewood fretboard with Birdseye Maple Dots

    Quilted Maple top, Swamp Ash body (I believe, please correct me if you know that to be wrong)

    1.81" nut width

    19mm string spacing

    Weight is 8 lbs, 13 oz.

    Includes original Lakland hardshell case.


    I acquired this bass earlier this year, and it's in excellent condition. A couple of tiny marks on the end of the headstock are the only blemishes I can find. As I understand it, this bass was originally built for Chicago bassist Jauqo III-X in 2008. As you can see, the humbucker pickup that you would find on a standard 55-94 has been replaced with 2 singles, and the pickups have been spaced differently. Also, the neck has a custom profile, just slightly narrower and shallower than the usual 55-94 neck, which feels awesome.

    In some rooms, the original Lakland single-coil pickups would hum when used individually, so I replaced them with Bartolini split-coil hum-canceling singles, but I do have the originals and they are included with the bass.

    Why sell this very unique Lakland? I've decided to have Lakland build a custom 55-64, and I need the funds from the sale of this one to facilitate it.

    $2100 shipped CONUS. NO TRADES PLEASE.
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2017
    SMG, notejung, TalHaz and 3 others like this.
  2. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
  3. inthebassclef

    inthebassclef Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2012
    As a lakland fan boy, may I ask what the custom 55-64 they are build is for you. I have two custom laklands and always love to hear other customs they have/are making. Good luck with the sale, if I wear a 5 player a would be really tempted by this.
     
  4. Fixitinpost

    Fixitinpost Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 5, 2005
    Massachusetts
    Thanks. I'm still working out exactly what I want, haven't decided yet on specifics.
     
  5. inthebassclef

    inthebassclef Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2012
    Ah ok. Well Lakland is one of the best to work with, so I'm sure it will be great
     
  6. sikamikanico

    sikamikanico

    Mar 17, 2004
    Nice bass! The spacing reminds me of the Scheff bass, with a middle pickup added.
     
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  7. Fixitinpost

    Fixitinpost Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 5, 2005
    Massachusetts
    Thanks! It's incredibly versatile with the 3 pickups.
     
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  8. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs
    That is an awesome bass!
    Good luck with the sale and the new custom build!
     
  9. Sam Dingle

    Sam Dingle Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2011
    Tallahassee
    what strings are on it?
     
  10. Fixitinpost

    Fixitinpost Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 5, 2005
    Massachusetts
    Thomastik Infeld flats!
     
  11. notejung

    notejung Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 16, 2010
    Bangkok, Thailand but have USA address
    Twinbemusic
    Pm's sent
     
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