I am offering my Skyline Pbass. I bought it used in 2017 on Ebay and was my No.1 bass until recently. Has been gigged a lot but no significant scratches or dents apart from one cca 1cm scratch on the back on the bass and is not visible while playing. Sunburst looks really nice with the black pickguard and it also comes with an original white one. Ash body, comfy neck with 1,75 Inches wide nut, Hipshot ultralites and Lakland bridge with a string-through-body option. Can be sold with flatwound strings.
650 GBP/770 EUR + shipping
Located in Prague
In case of any questions, DM me, I can take more photos if needed.
REDUCED TO £2250
I'm by no means sure I really want to do this, but I'm tentatively offering for sale my very rare Lakland 55-76 Deluxe. This bass is the holy grail for Stingray fans who would like a wider string spacing and 35" scale! The bass has a Teal burst finish over a flame maple top, maple neck with ebony fingerboard, and 19mm spacing at the bridge, with thru-body or bridge stringing. It also has a removable Stingray-style see-thru scratchplate. Weight is 4.3kg.
I bought it a while ago from a guy in the Netherlands as a fretless, and had it fretted by a very skilled luthier who has the distinction of having re-fretted some of Peter Green's guitars, so I knew it was in pretty safe hands. The result was astonishing - the ebony board has been polished until you can see your face in it, literally. Not surprisingly, it also plays beautifully, and has that big, fat Stingray sound in spades, with the legendary Lakland B string. The oddity about this particular bass is that it has no serial number - the assumption is that it was made very early on, perhaps even the first or prototype of the model. This would place its date of manufacture at somewhere in the mid-90's, when Lakland was still in its infancy. Although it will certainly be US made, it also doesn't have the usual 'Made in the USA' stamp on the back of the neck, giving more credence to its early manufacture date. The tuners are Hipshot in design, but with no markings. I also have a Lakland 55-94 whose serial number dates it to 1998 that doesn't have the USA neck stamp, and has the same style of tuners.
It's in excellent condition for a 20+ year old bass. There's a small crack in the lacquer next to the neck pocket, and a couple of tiny dings on the body that I've tried to show in the photographs, but otherwise it's in very good shape indeed.
Now we come to the colour. I've tried photographing it with three different cameras, but it always comes out more blue than it appears to the naked eye - in reality it's closer to a Teal Green. Any interested parties are very welcome to pay me a visit to have a closer look at it. I'm near Woking in Surrey, a few minutes from junction 10 of the M25.
The pickup is wired to a 3-way coil tap switch with a Bartolini NTMB-L918 3-band preamp with a push/pull volume pot for active/passive switching. I fitted the chrome knobs, but the original black rubberised ones are also included. The bass comes complete with a Levy's Lakland branded gigbag, not the Hiscox case shown (I just sold it with another bass - sorry!)
I believe that you can still get this model from Lakland as a special order, but with the build cost, deluxe burst finish, ebony fingerboard, Bartolini electronics, shipping and import duty, it would take several months and you wouldn't get much change out of 5K. Also (and I say this as a huge Lakland fan) in my opinion the older ones are just better made! Taking all that into consideration, the price I'm asking of £2995 £2500 £2250 plus shipping is a bargain! Payment by cash on collection or bank transfer/Transferwise only. Sorry, but I'm only looking for a straight sale.
Picked up this Lakland Skyline SK-5DX recently but the 35” scale isn’t for me so I’m moving it on! Has some marks and dings but nothing that affects the playability or sound. It’s a limited edition model from Japan with Duncan Designed pickups and 3 band preamp!
Comes with a gigbag.
Price includes shipping!
Quilted Maple Top
19mm string spacing
Duncan Designed pickups and 3 band preamp
3 way switch for the humbucker to selected inner coil, outer coil or both coils together
I’m not looking for any trades!!!
For sale - my American Deluxe Precision in natural finish with maple fingerboard.
P/J pickup configuration. 21 Fret. 3 band active EQ with Active/Passive switch. Weighing in at 9lbs.
The bass dates to 2012, and is still in excellent condition with all original parts. There is one ding on the top edge of the body, which I only recently discovered by feel, and couldn't capture in a photograph.
Looking for £950 £850!
Price includes spare tort pickguard, original Fender hard case +candy, and two planet waves straps with strap locks (if you want them!).
Inspired by a thread on this forum I recently considered converting this bass to passive, so will also throw in the custom pickguard I bought for this project. Both additional pickguards are from WD Music.
Collection preferred, or buyer to arrange shipping (I am based in North Essex).
My feedback thread is here: