55-02 Skyline Deluxe Spalted Maple
The Lakland 55-02 Deluxe bass, featuring a Spalted Maple top, is a testament to Lakland’s commitment to producing bass guitars that are instruments some of the greatest in value for money . This particular model, with its striking appearance and remarkable tonal qualities, stands out as a premier choice for versatile bass players.
The first thing that catches your eye is the exquisite Spalted Maple top. The natural, intricate patterns of the wood grain make each bass unique, turning the 55-02 Deluxe into a visually stunning piece. The Maple neck, paired with a Rosewood fingerboard, not only adds to the aesthetic appeal but also contributes to the bass’s overall playability and sound.
As with all Lakland basses, the build quality is really good. The bass feels solid and well-constructed, with attention to detail evident in every aspect of its design. The Maple neck is smoothly finished, offering a comfortable grip.
The Lakland 55-02 Deluxe excels in its versatile sound profile. The bass is equipped with Lakland’s famed MM/J pickup configuration. The bridge pickup, modeled after the Music Man humbucker, delivers a punchy, robust tone, while the neck pickup, a single-coil Jazz style, adds to the versatility.
The 55-02 Deluxe offers exceptional playability. The neck’s smooth finish and contour make it easy to navigate, even during fast, complex bass lines. The string spacing is comfortable, accommodating both fingerstyle and slap techniques with ease.