Lakland Skyline 55-AJ - Transparent Charcoal, Rosewood

5-string Electric Bass with Ash Body, Flame Maple Top, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Active Pickups - Transparent Charcoal
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$1,238.00
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Lakland Skyline 55-AJ - Transparent Charcoal, Rosewood
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Big Bass Sound with Killer Looks!

Are you looking for a great-playing and sounding bass with killer looks? A real workhorse bass, Lakland's Skyline 55-AJ solidbody electric bass guitar gives you the feel and extreme tonal range you need to play any style of bass. Whether you're a fingerstylist rocking out smooth low-end thump in an R&B band or a pick-slinging, hard-hitting percussive player who loves to jam out fast-moving metal bass lines, you'll find the tone you need in your Lakland Skyline 55-AJ. That's because the Skyline 55-AJ combines the harmonically rich sound of swamp ash and maple with the wide tonal range of Lakland's Vintage Wound single-coil pickups. Pick up a Lakland Skyline 55-AJ bass from Sweetwater today!

Lakland Skyline 55-AJ 5-string Solidbody Electric Bass Guitar at a Glance:
  • Classic body design
  • Lakland Vintage Wound single-coil pickups deliver clear tone with tons of definition
  • Ash and maple - an ideal bass tonewood combination
Classic body design

Lakland's Skyline 55-AJ has a classic and recognizable body shape with a gorgeous flame maple top. The comfortable offset waist design has great balance and feel.The Skyline 55-AJ even gives you the same custom-contoured curves and bridge as the original US version.

Lakland Vintage Wound single-coil pickups deliver clear tone with tons of definition

From tubby neck tones that are perfect for R&B to sizzling, aggressive, rock-style attack back at the bridge, the Lakland Skyline 55-AJ gives you an absolutely epic range of usable bass sound. That's thanks to its pair of Lakland Vintage Wound single-coil pickups. These extraordinary single-coil bass pickups give the Skyline 55-AJ the kind of low-end clarity you'd expect from a classic J Bass, but with added bite and top-end definition. That makes the Skyline 55-AJ a great bass for a wide range of musical styles and playing techniques.

Ash and maple - an ideal bass tonewood combination

Beneath its remarkable duo of Lakland Vintage Wound pickups, the Lakland Skyline 55-AJ bass features the perfect combination of tonewoods, giving you a harmonically rich and hard-hitting sound like no other. What's more, its smoothly contoured ash body makes the Skyline 55-AJ one of the most comfortable basses you'll ever pick up, and its solid maple neck adds extra punch and sustain to every note you play.

Lakland Skyline 55-AJ 5-string Solidbody Electric Bass Guitar Features:
  • An great-playing active electric bass
  • An all-around workhorse bass you can use for any playing technique or musical style
  • Contoured ash body provides a resonant, full-bodied tone
  • Lakland Vintage Wound single-coil pickups give you classic J Bass sound with extra crisp highs and phenomenal low-end definition
  • Bartolini Active Preamp
  • Maple neck with rosewood fretboard feels amazing and delivers excellent sustain and punch
  • 4-saddle Lakland Dual Access Bridge makes string changes fast and easy while accommodating a wide range of string types
Add a killer bass with great looks to your rig with the Lakland Skyline 55-AJ bass from Sweetwater!

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Tech Specs

Body Shape AJ
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 5
Color Transparent Charcoal
Body Material Ash with Flame Maple Top
Body Finish Lacquer
Neck Material Maple, Bolt-on
Nut Width 1.81"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 10-13" Compound Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 35"
Bridge/Tailpiece Lakland Dual Access Bridge
Tuners Hipshot (licensed) Ultra Light Tuners
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Lakland J Single-coil
Bridge Pickup Lakland J Single-coil
Controls Volume, Blend, Midrange, Treble/Bass (stack)
Strings (.045-.128)
Manufacturer Part Number L55AJRTCH

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