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SOLD Lakland US 55-AJ

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by macribas, Feb 25, 2014.

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  1. macribas


    Jan 17, 2009
    Austin, TX
    Need money to pay for my little girl's surgery. Nothing major, but needs to be done soon. Last in, first out rule.

    This is another great specimen of the Lakland US craft. An active jazz 5-string bass in trans black/gray with a flame maple top and a bound and blocked neck. Fast action, great tone. The pickups are Hanson split-coil hum-canceling and the pre-amp is the LH-3, same found in the 55-94. The street price of this bass is over $4,000.

    I believe it was made in 2012. It has been played by the previous owner and it's got some battle scars, that I tried to show in the pictures. But it's in great shape overall, no dings through the wood, neck feels smooth. The top is super cool, while it is flame maple, it kind of turns into a quilt in some places. Nice and light at 8.80 lbs in my wife's digital kitchen scale. Comes with the Lakland hard shell case.

    I am looking for $2,750 shipped CONUS, Paypal preferred. Sorry, need the money, can't take trades at this point. On to the pictures:





















    Thanks for looking!
  2. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs
    Awesome bass from an awesome tber and LOGger

    Sorry you have to sell this beauty Marcel!
  3. CElton

    CElton I'm a new note finder...

    That's hot!
  4. overbybr

    overbybr Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Bump for a sweet bass and a very cool dude
  5. Tracybuy


    Feb 25, 2014
    I would like to buy this guitar. When it can be sent out? My address is at Federal Way, WA.
  6. bloobass


    Jul 10, 2012
    Louisville, KY
    WOW! That's gorgeous!!
  7. Black Bart

    Black Bart Guest

    Sep 11, 2010
    Sooooo tempting, but I've come to the realization I'm just not a 5 string player - otherwise this would be gone. Great guy to do business with as well. GLWTS!
  8. Tom P

    Tom P

    Aug 19, 2004
  9. MarkusBass


    Feb 24, 2008
    California Coast
    Graphic Designer: Lakland
    Sweet bass and killler TBer!
  10. 5stringthumpin

    5stringthumpin Supporting Member

    Aug 4, 2009
    Lacey, NJ
    I have the skyline version of this is red, I recently put it up for sale but took it down and sold two other basses instead to keep it. 100 percent punch, tone, and quality.
  11. Mrfstop


    Jan 26, 2006
    New York
    Best of luck with the sale and your daughter.
    Great looking bass and awesome TB'er!
  12. Fletz

    Fletz Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hartke artist
    Can't buy it, but I can bump it. Good luck with your daughter!
  13. MarTONEbass


    Jun 19, 2009
    Norton, MA
    Another bump your your daughter and what looks like an amazing instrument.
  14. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs
    Bump for a guy who babies his basses and loves his babies (twins)
  15. First off...beauty bass!
    I will admit im not on the "up and up" when it comes to the Lakland models and differences.
    I have the opportunity to try this bass locally to see how it sounds. If i like it, hopefully your bass might still be here after i try it.
    Is there a model difference here between yours and the one i can try in a day or two?
    tnx for your time
  16. Anyone?....aside from pup or pre-amp options from factory are these the same model?
    I'm going to try the bass i posted and if i like it..... will try to buy Macribas' (if he will ship to me)
    Did they make this exact looking bass in both US and overseas?

    Thanks ahead of time.
  17. MarkusBass


    Feb 24, 2008
    California Coast
    Graphic Designer: Lakland
    Your photo looks like a Skyline logo on the headstock...was it a Skyline? If so...not the same. The US models also get US made tuners, and quarter sawn necks, bone nut, and some other things.

  18. macribas


    Jan 17, 2009
    Austin, TX
    Hi Toolmybass, I am sorry, I have been out all day, today was my baby's surgery, everything went well!
    Looks like we are comparing the US vs the Skyline series. Aside from the differences already mentioned, US basses have much better woods and are mostly built by hand.
    There are countless threads on US vs Skyline Laklands, the general consensus is that the Skylines are great basses but can't touch the Chicago-made Laklands. The finish, playability and tone of the US series is unbelieveable.
    On this particular model, a few detail differences:
    - the flame maple top is just a thin layer on the Skyline version whereas in the US is a real top.
    - the mother-of-pearl inlays are of higher grade in the US bass, they look stunning
    - the headstock is slightly thicker in the US series, not sure if that does anything to the tone or balance
    It would be great if you could have both side by side to compare, it's much easier to see the differences this way.
    I hope that helps with your questions. Thanks for the interest!
  19. Yes thank you!...glad to hear everything went well with surgery.
  20. nervous

    nervous Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2010
    Beautiful Central, NY
    Bump for a beautiful bass and awesome TBer. I wish I could buy it simply to help your situation. Praying for the best for your situation. GLWS.

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