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Lakland SHB30-BK Skyline Hollowbody-30 Short-Scale Bass Guitar, Pau Ferro Fretboard, Black


Lakland SHB30-BK Skyline Hollowbody-30 Short-Scale Bass Guitar, Pau Ferro Fretboard, Black


Manufacturer's Description

Finally – a 30” short scale hollow body bass without compromises!

The inspiration for the HB30 was simply to design a really cool short scale that addresses the idiosyncrasies of vintage hollow instruments. First, the body is carved instead of braced, which gives it a bit more weight to counterbalance the neck so it’s not “neck heavy.” This design also allows us to use our standard Lakland tailpiece bridge for rock solid intonation without a floating bridge.

The neck is a familiar 1.5” (J taper) design so string spacing is familiar and extremely comfortable. Playing ergonomics are similar to our full-scale models so the 12th fret is where you expect it. The vintage style single coils provide strong and punchy output with lots of depth and personality. Industry standard Volume/Volume/Tone control layout is instantly familiar. Styling is retro-Italian inspired for a 60’s vibe that looks as great as it sounds.


  • Nut width: 1.5″
  • Nut type: Delrin
  • Fret size: .041/.085”
  • Width at final fret: 2.42”
  • 1st fret neck depth: .8”
  • 12th fret neck depth: .89″
  • Fingerboard radius: 10″
  • Scale length: 30″
  • Frets: 20
  • Bridge string spacing: .75″
  • Neck wood: Flat-sawn Maple
  • Body wood: Carved Mahogany back and sides with carved Maple top
  • Fingerboard wood: Pau Ferro
  • Tuners: Hipshot Ultralites
  • Truss rod access: At headstock with cover – 4mm hex
  • Controls: Volume/Volume-Tone/Tone (passive)
  • Bridge: Lakland Bridge (through bridge stringing only)
  • Pickups: Lakland Single Coil extended range pickups.
  • Left handed: Not available
  • Finishes: Black
  • Instrument Weight: 7.2 lbs

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Lakland. This Skyline Hollowbody-30 is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty.

note: The photos above may not be of the exact bass you'll receive. The serial number may differ but specs will all be the same. Please feel free to get in touch with us for an in-hand description.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.