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Lakland Reintroduces Darryl Jones Signature Bass

Lakland has reintroduced the Darryl Jones Signature bass in both US and Skyline models. Jones, who originally commissioned a bass in 1985, has played with the Rolling Stones, Miles Davis, Sting, and many more.

Lakland Darryl Jones Signature US DJ4Trans Blue Bass

While the bass’s body shape is similar to the company’s Vintage J 44-60 and 55-60 models, the new signature model offers more curve to its contouring and cutaways that Lakland says adds vintage styling. In the same vein, they added a retro pickguard, block inlays in the fingerboard, and neck binding.

The bass is passive and feature a pair of the company’s vintage wound single coil pickups controlled with knobs configured Volume/Volume/Tone. The US model features an alder or swamp ash body with a quarter-sawn rock maple neck reinforced with graphite bars. Fingerboard options include East Indian rosewood or birdseye maple.

Available in 4- and 5-string variations, the Skyline models feature the same dimensions as the US model but differ in the materials used. The bodies are built of swamp ash while the necks are flat-sawn maple, and only the 5-string version has graphite reinforcement bars. The fingerboards are rosewood or maple, and Hipshot licensed hardware is used.

The Lakland Darryl Jones models are available now with MSRPs of $4,900 for the US model while the Skyline 4 and 5-stringers have suggested retail prices of $1,699 and $1,799, respectively. For more info, visit Lakland’s website.

Lakland Darryl Jones Signature US Specs:

  • Nut Width: 1.5”
  • Nut Type: Bone
  • Fret Size: .041/.085”
  • Width at Final Fret: 2.5”
  • 1st Fret Neck Depth: .77”
  • 12th Fret Neck Depth: .92”
  • Fingerboard Radius: 7.25”
  • Scale Length: 34”
  • Frets: 21
  • Bridge String Spacing: .75”
  • Neck Wood: Quarter-Sawn Rock Maple with Graphite Reinforcement Bars
  • Body wood(s): Alder or Swamp Ash
  • Fingerboard: East Indian Rosewood with Block Inlays, Birdseye Maple with Block Inlays (Fretted, Lined or Unlined Fretless with Ebony side dots only)
  • Tuners: Hipshot Design; Hipshot D-Tuner (optional)
  • Truss Rod Access: Neck Heel: 5/32” Hex
  • Pickguard:Pearloid
  • Controls: Volume/Volume/Tone (Passive)
  • Bridge: Lakland Dual-Design Bridge
  • Pickups: Lakland Vintage Wound Single Coil

Lakland Darryl Jones Signature Skyline 4-string Specs:

Lakland Darryl Jones Signature Skyline 4-string Bass

  • Nut Width: 1.5”
  • Nut Type: Delrin
  • Fret Size: .041/.085”
  • Width at Final Fret: 2.5”
  • 1st Fret Neck Depth: .77”
  • 12th Fret Neck Depth: .92”
  • Fingerboard Radius: 7.25”
  • Scale Length: 34”
  • Frets: 21
  • Bridge String Spacing: .75”
  • Neck Wood: Flat-Sawn Maple
  • Body wood(s): Swamp Ash
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood with Block Inlays or Maple with Block Inlays
  • Tuners: Hipshot Design; Hipshot D-Tuner (optional)
  • Truss Rod Access: Neck Heel: 4mm Hex
  • Pickguard: White Perloid on Lake Placid Blue; Clear on Charcol Silver Metallic
  • Controls: Volume/Volume/Tone (Passive)
  • Bridge: Lakland Dual-Design Bridge
  • Pickups: Lakland Vintage Wound Single Coil

Lakland Darryl Jones Signature Skyline 5-string Specs:

Lakland Darryl Jones Signature Skyline 5-string Bass

  • Nut Width: 1.8”
  • Nut Type: Delrin
  • Fret Size: .041/.085”
  • Width at Final Fret: 3”
  • 1st Fret Neck Depth: .81”
  • 12th Fret Neck Depth: .92”
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12”
  • Scale Length: 35”
  • Frets: 21
  • Bridge String Spacing: .75”
  • Neck Wood: Flat-Sawn Maple with Graphite Reinforcement Bars
  • Body wood(s): Swamp Ash
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood with Block Inlays or Maple with Block Inlays
  • Tuners: Hipshot Design; Hipshot D-Tuner (optional)
  • Truss Rod Access: Neck Heel: 4mm Hex
  • Pickguard: White Perloid on Lake Placid Blue; Clear on Charcol Silver Metallic
  • Controls: Volume/Volume/Tone (Passive)
  • Bridge: Lakland Dual-Design Bridge
  • Pickups: Lakland Vintage Wound Single Coil