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Lakland basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Niskamies, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. Niskamies


    Jan 13, 2004
    Does Lakland manufacture their own bodies on their basses, or do they get their bodies from a subcontractor like eg. Sadowsky? Are the bodies hand-manufactured or cut into shape with a CNC machine?
  2. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    They are CNC.
  3. Dan Knowlton

    Dan Knowlton Sarcasm: Just ONE of the many services I offer! Gold Supporting Member

    If I had to make anything in the volume that they do I would use CNC - all the positives of accurate cutting and no real downside. It is MUCH more difficult to be consistent when you have to cut everything by hand. Also, CNC is much cheaper to do once you reach a certain level of production - keeps the cost of your bass down, too.

    I really don't see a problem or downside to letting a machine do the repetitive tasks and letting a person do the ones that require judgement - like picking wood, setting up the bass....

    Dan K.