Lakland US 44-51M

SKU:BBG 4802


44-51M "Modern 50's Style P" 4 String

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Lakland US 44-51M

The 44-51 captures the rich and defined power of those early basses that revolutionized the four-string low-end world. The tone and power of a well-preserved vintage instrument with flawless Lakland fretwork and neck refinements make this another of our modern classics.

Hutch Hutchinson helped us with the neck shape of the 44-51 and to watch for him out with one this summer!



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

Hipshot Bass Xtender (D-tuner) 4 string only$120
Lakland Deluxe Single Gigbag$110
Lakland Deluxe Double Gigbag$150
Matching Color Headstock (Solid Color Only)$400
Mother-of-Pearl "Block" position markers and White Binding for any USA Model$800


Nut Width 1.625" (1.5" J Taper or 1.75" optional)
Nut Type Bone
Fret Size .041/.085"
Width at Final Fret 2.48"
1st Fret Neck Depth .87" (.77" optional)
Fingerboard Radius 10"
Scale Length 34"
Frets 20
Bridge String Spacing .78"
Neck Wood Quarter-Sawn Rock Maple with Graphite Reinforcement Bars
Body wood(s) Swamp Ash (standard)
Alder (standard option-sunburst and opaque finishes only)
Slab Body on 44-51 Arm and Body Contours Standard on 44-51M
Top None
Fingerboard Birdseye Maple with Ebony Dots
East Indian Rosewood with Birdseye Maple Dots
Fretted, Lined or Unlined Fretless with Ebony side dots only
Tuners Hipshot Tapered Shaft, Reverse Gearing
Hipshot D-Tuner (optional)
Truss Rod Access Neck Heel: 5/32" Hex
Pickguard Black Single-Ply
White/Black/White 3 Ply
Aged White (Mint) (Optional)
Tortoise Shell (Optional)
Pearloid (Optional)
Controls Volume/Tone
Bridge Lakland Dual Access (through body or through bridge)
Preamp None
Pickups Lakland Vintage Single Coil (standard on 44-51)
Lakland Split Coil NeoPunch Humcanceller (standard on 44-51M)


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