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I'm 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. It 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 back 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 such a sheen on it you can literally see your face in it. 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 have a Lakland 55-94 whose serial number dates it to 1998 that also 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 extremely good shape.
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. Social distancing will be observed, obviously. 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 (parallel, single coil, series switching) 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 Hiscox Liteflite case.
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, Seymour Duncan pickup, shipping and import duty, it would take several months and you wouldn't get much change out of five grand. 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 now asking is a steal. Payment by cash on collection or bank transfer/Transferwise. Sorry, but I'm only looking for a straight sale, so no trade offers please.
PRICE DROP: £850
Selling this wonderful Sandberg California 2 TM4 as I am not using it much (spending more time with a Sandberg California TT4 Fretless).
It has seen mainly home and practice room use and is in excellent condition. There are just a few very minor scratches which can be seen in the pictures below. It sounds excellent and can go from jazz bass to MM tones very easily. The preamp is natural-sounding and can be bypassed by via an onboard switch. Comes with a high quality Sandberg padded gigbag.
Collection in Hackney, London or shipment at buyer's expense. Thanks for looking.
Neck: 6 bolted / canadian hardrock maple
Fretboard: 22 frets, Rosewood
Finish: Matt, Ash Body
Pickup: 1 delano JMVC, 1 delano MCFE / PU-split
Preamp: sandberg 2-band, active/passive, passive tone control
Wonderful P Bass with wonderful old school sound, perfect conditions
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Ash body, Indian Laurel fretboard, Maple neck
Same pickup of USA Lakland
Just a very little ding (see pic above)
Full specs here https://www.lakland.com/pro…/skyline-series-44-64-vintage-p/
Sold with Flat or Round, your choice!
I can ship worldwide at buyers expense ✈️
No trade please
Up for sale is my really exceptional bass US Lakland 44-64 PJ with the Jazz bass neck profile (nut 1.5" = 38mm).
Serial number BG20 means that is the first year of Bob Glaub - 44-64 production (2001) and it is supposed to be the first PJ in the US Lakland production history.
Alder body, maple neck in quarter-sawn cut (I have never seen such a nice and even cut), rosewood fingerboard, Lake Placid Blue colour, Lindy Fralin pickups, Hipshot tuning machines and special designed bridge with two options of strings installation - "through body" and classic "on bridge", Elixir nickel wound strings, original pickup cover and GATOR foam case included.
Weight 4,3kg. There are couple of scratches and dings on the body but the bass is in great condition at all. This bass sounds really amazing!!!
More photos on request. Please - no trade offers!
Shipping to UK or EU included.
FOR SALE/FOR TRADE MLP Princess SC 6 strings, made by the Hungary Luthier Molnár László.
It's an excellent condition bass. MLP bass are famous for their exemplary finishes and craftsmanship, and for the sound who can make you think of the Fodera Singlecut sound.
This bass give you a modern, warm, and crispy sound. Neck is incredible...
Body : European Walnut
Neck : 5 pieces laminates of quartersawn maple and mahogany
Fingerboard : Kingwood (Very similar tonally to Brazilian Rosewood. Though it is CITES regulated, this material is allowed within the European Union and is a great alternative to Brazilian RW)
Inlays : White side dots
Headstock Veener : European Walnut
Headstock : 3 + 3 Shape, with engraved MLP Logo
Frets : 24 Siver/Nickel in absolutely mint condition
Pickups : EMG 45J on Neck and EMG 45TW (with split) on Bridge
Preamp : EMG 3 bands EQ Preamp with passive tone (Dip Switchs on the electronic cavity)
Controls : Volume Neck/Volume Bridge with Split/Tone/Stacked Bass and Treble/Stacked Medium and Mids frequencies selection
Tuners : Wilkinson "GB707" like
Bridge : MLP Bridge, a sort of fusion of Ken Smith and Fodera bridges
Strings spacing at bridge : Adjustable from 17mm to 19mm. Actually very close to 19mm
Nut : Ebony
Strings spacing at nut : 9mm
Knobs : EMG knobs
Scale : 34"
Hardware color : Black
Trussrod : TWO bi-directional trussrods that work perfectly
Land of Craftsmanship : Handmade in Hungary
Weight : A little bit less 4.5kg
Action : From 2.25mm under the B string to 1.75mm under the C string at 12th fret. You can go lower if you want
Finish : Satin Finish
For sale with hardcase.
This wonderful bass plays like a dream. Perfect modern sound, i don't keep it just because i already have a Leduc Maurad 6, so it's a little useless for me...
You can see all pics and listen it here : https://drive.google.com/open?id=1rfRIHdIpHzJiZzyPGLNZ2nsvjPZdxH3x
Videos on Youtube :
MLP Website : http://mlpguitars.com/
Don't hesitate if you have some questions or if you want more pics or sounds.
For trades propositions, i am very open. All is welcome, Leduc, Modulus, P bass, Jazz Bass, Fretted or Fretless, 4, 5, or 6 strings... Just try me.
Shipping OK, of course.