Lakland Skyline Hollowbody 30 Short Scale -Tobacco Sunburst, Rosewood

Hollowbody Electric Bass with Maple Top, Alder Back and Sides, Short-scale Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Tobacco Sunburst
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A Modern Short-scale Hollowbody Bass

Bring a cool archtop flare and big tone to your bass rig with the Lakland Skyline Hollowbody 30 short-scale bass guitar. With a carved mahogany back and sides and a carved maple top, this bass gives you huge tones unlike any other hollowbody on the market. The Skyline Hollowbody 30 is armed with a pair of single-coils that deliver broad frequency response, giving you warm rotundity on the bottom, stunning midrange clarity, and creamy-smooth highs. With deep bass notes reminiscent of an upright to aggressive, throaty sounds of a solidbody bass, the Lakland Skyline Hollowbody 30 is ready for any gig.

Lakland Skyline Hollowbody 30 Short-scale Electric Bass at a Glance:
  • Great looks and performance for any gig
  • Lakland's stateside attention to detail
  • With Lakland, you're in good company
Great looks and performance for any gig

An alder body with carved maple top gives you classic hollowbody f-hole looks and big, beefy tone. The Skyline Hollowbody 30 will exceed your expectations for comfort and playability - bassists at Sweetwater love the feel of the short-scale maple neck. Sonically, the Vintage Style single-coil pickups boast a warm, rounded bottom with detailed mids and a nice high end - perfect for providing solid low-frequency support that still punches through the mix.

Lakland's stateside attention to detail

The Lakland Skyline Hollowbody 30 receives the company's thorough stateside evaluation and tweakage. Renowned for the impeccable boutique quality of their Chicago-made basses, how can Lakland's overseas-made Skyline Series instruments meet the company's fanatically strict quality guidelines? Simple. Every bass - regardless of its country of origin - goes across the company's Chicago workbenches and through the hands of its US luthiers before being delivered to a dealer. Lakland makes sure they're completely happy with every bass before giving it a pass. You'll find that the playability, tone and overall quality of Lakland's Skyline basses will meet - and exceed - your expectations.

With Lakland, you're in good company

Lakland Basses have earned the respect of discerning players and professional bassists worldwide. Blending vintage comfort with contemporary features, Lakland basses are known for their impressive playability. Since the introduction of the company's flagship models in the mid 1990s, Lakland basses are famous for exceptional tone, playability and build quality. Lakland's artist list reads like a bass who's who: Chris Squire, Bob Glaub, Chris Hillman, Pino Palladino, Bob Babbitt, the late, great Donald "Duck" Dunn - and many, many more. When you take the stage with a Lakland bass, you're in good company.

Lakland Skyline Hollowbody 30 Short-scale Electric Bass Features:
  • Electric hollowbody bass with beefy low-end output
  • Carved alder back and maple top with classic F-hole design
  • Comfortable feel from the short-scale maple neck with rosewood fingerboard
  • Vintage Style single-coil pickups for wide tonal range
Add a little style and big tones to your bass collection with the Lakland Skyline Hollowbody 30!

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Tech Specs

Body Shape Hollowbody
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 4
Color Tobacco Sunburst
Body Material Alder with Maple top
Neck Material Maple, Bolt-on
Radius 10"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 30"
Nut Width 1.5"
Bridge/Tailpiece Lakland top mounted tailpiece bridge
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Vintage Style Single-coil
Bridge Pickup Vintage Style Single-coil
Strings 2 x volume, 1 x master tone
Manufacturer Part Number Skyline30Short

Customer Reviews

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Butter....That's the best word that describes how smooth this instrument plays. I'm a drummer that plays bass as my second instrument. I wanted to upgrade and was seeking a quality short scale hollow or semi-hollow body bass. I needed some guidance so I decided to check Sweetwater on the advice of my son-in-law. Well he wasn't wrong. I called and was directed to Joe Schafer who is a drummer and bass player as well. He was VERY patient with me...and after several phone conversations I followed his advice and bought the Lakland Skyline bass. The Skyline is a full hollow body bass which makes it surprisingly light. Also, this instrument is well balanced - no neck dive. The fret board is clean (no rough edges), and I found no dead spots on the fret board which can be a problem with bolt on necks. Lastly, the set-up. I can't stress this enough...the wrong set-up can turn a quality instrument into a nightmare to play. This is where Sweetwater did their job. This bass plays incredibly smooth! Great Job Sweetwater!!!! Also, a recognition to the S.Koreans who have proven themselves in making fine instruments, and to Joe Schafer for his guidance.

Really well made

I am a recent convert to short-scale basses, and when I saw this bass online I fell in love with the styling. Because they're basically impossible to find in an actual store, I took the plunge with the hope that I could count on Lakland's great reputation, plus the few reviews I could find. After just a few days of playing, I am very impressed with how solid and playable this bass is. String tension is fantastic and the whole thing feels as solid as a rock despite being a hollowbody. If I had any complaints at all, they would be: (1) it came with roundwounds instead of flats, and many reviews say with flats the tone is amazing, and (2) the pickguard is designed to not lay flat - there is a spacer under it so that it angles out from the body slightly. This is not a problem unless you try to do some slapping - now of course hollowbodies are not intended for that, but with the roundwounds plus how solid the body feels I wanted to see what it sounded like, and it does indeed sound great - except my right hand hits the pickguard which then hits the body and makes a noise. Overall a beautiful instrument.

Great bass

This is the best short scale bass I have ever played. The sound is very rich and full. Tone is slightly on the dark side but great for my tastes. The single coil pickups have a barely noticeable amount of hum when soloed. The neck is PLEKed and plays very fast and easy. The bass is light and balances well. Highly recommended!

Very Nice !

Lakeland has obviously chosen very wisely as with whom to partner with for their off shore manufacturing....All I can say to those Korean craftsmen is .....BRAVO ! Nicely designed ! Is a bit longer than you might expect with the in-line headstock contributing to that . No neck dive what-so ever and the bass is very comfortable on the strap ; doesn't feel constricted at all to my six footer frame ; thoughtful design indeed . Plays like a dream with a nice vintage tone . A winner !
Music background: Music Background: Musician, Hobbiest , Gear hound !

The perfect shortscale bass...

This bass is a great blend of features, no sharp edges to dent your wrist, hollowbody but with a "real" bridge, pickup placement is perfect and it sounds like a Hofner but plays like a well balanced solidbody. Well worth the $.
Music background: Semi pro musician
See also: Lakland, Lakland 4-string Bass Guitars