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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.
|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)|
|Width at Final Fret||2.48"|
|1st Fret Neck Depth||.87" (.77" optional)|
|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
|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|
White/Black/White 3 Ply
Aged White (Mint) (Optional)
Tortoise Shell (Optional)
|Bridge||Lakland Dual Access (through body or through bridge)|
|Pickups||Lakland Vintage Single Coil (standard on 44-51)|
Lakland Split Coil NeoPunch Humcanceller (standard on 44-51M)