Lakland Skyline 55-AJ Series

SKU:BBG 4783


Skyline 55-AJ Active J with Flame top (5 String)
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"There?s a lot to like in the Lakland?s 44-AJ bass. It's comfortable, painstakingly built, and downright gorgeous...

Our Skyline 44-AJ/55-AJ shares the same aesthetics as the US-made version.



Reinforced head design provides additional strength at necks' weakest point.


Lakland manufactures three different fingerboards. Our birdseye maple fingerboards feature ebony face dots, while our rosewood fingerboards feature birdseye maple dots. Our ebony fretless fingerboards are available lined, or unlined.


All Lakland necks are manufactured from quarter-sawn maple and feature two graphite reinforcement bars. We have found that these graphite bars help tremendously to minimize dead spots.


The neck is securely bolted to the body using a five-bolt configuration that offers the player unrestricted access to the upper register.


The frets are meticulously installed by Lakland luthiers using exacting tolerances that yield superior playability. Each fret end is hand-filed and, when combined with a subtle round-over on the edge of the fingerboard, created the ultimate in comfort.


Large Dunlop dual design strap buttons are compatible with Straplok systems.


Deep cutaway allows full access to the 22nd fret.


Southern swamp ash body. The Deluxe adds a figured maple top.


Lakland pickups, custom wound in Chicago, provide a wide frequency response and diverse tonal range.


Solid chromed brass bridge plate with all stainless steel parts (saddle, screws, springs) to prevent rust and corrosion throughout life of instrument.


Dual access strings-through body or bridge design.


Internal preamp offers independent cut and boost of bass midrange, and treble. The preamp is extremely versatile and very quiet. Master volume pulls out to defeat internal preamp. Pickup blend control. Bridge pickup coil configuration can be set for a multitude of tonal possibilities.

Additional Options

Chi-Sonic Single Coils$400
Chi-Sonic HumCancellers(includes Single Coil to Humcancelled switch)$600
Non-Lakland pickupsCALL
Passive Tone Control added to any active bass$200
Skyline Black Tolex Hardshell Case$150
Lakland Deluxe Single Gigbag$110
Lakland Deluxe Double$150


Nut Width1.81"
Nut TypeDelrin
Fret Size.041/.085"
Width at Final Fret3.3"
1st Fret Neck Depth.81"
12th Fret Neck Depth.92"
Fingerboard Radius10-13"
Scale Length35"
Bridge String Spacing.75"
Neck WoodFlat-Sawn Maple with Graphite Reinforcement Bars
Body wood(s)Ash with Flame Maple Top
TopFlame Maple
FingerboardRosewood with Dots
TunersLisc. Hipshot Ultra Lights
Truss Rod AccessNeck Heel: 4mm Hex
ControlsVolume, Blend, Midrange, Treble/Bass (stack)
BridgeLakland Dual Access (through body or through bridge)
PreampBartolini MK-1
PickupsLakland Vintage J Single Coils
Left HandedNot Available


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