A press release from Dan Lakin reads: “Dan is back with a new line of all USA-made basses. His new team consists of a designer (Kirk Hunter) and a master luthier (Dan Strack) who both worked with Dan at Lakland.
“Dan’s first prototype, just completed this week, is a short-scale original design that features a single Curtis Novak Bisonic pickup. The Bisonic pickup design was introduced in the early 60s by Hagstrom and more famously used by Guild on the Starfire Bass in the mid to late 60s. Curtis Novak improved the design by adding an extra magnet. This pickup offers unparalleled frequency response and tonal clarity. Clocking in a just a few inches longer than a six-string electric guitar, this bass balances perfectly and is a joy to play! “
“An order with D. Lakin Basses starts with a one-on-one consultation between Dan Lakin and the customer. Many features of the new basses are customizable; pickups, pickguards, hardware all have options. All the traditional custom colors and some new colors are available.”
Basses start at $3199 and standard features include: nitrocellulose body finish (all colors available); Oil Finish Necks designed to feel like a vintage bass where the finish has been worn through (nitrocellulose finish on neck also available at an additional charge); custom made hardware by Hipshot; a dual design bridge (string through bridge or through body) is standard, and custom made open back or ultra-lite tuners are standard equipment, pickups by Curtis Novak, and Lindy Fralin as standard.
True vintage style turquoise shell pickguards by Spitfire are optional at an additional charge.
Basses come with gig bags by Mono or cases by SKB & G&G quality cases.