Lakland Pickups
  • Welcome to the Lakland Owners Group

    by Published on 03-19-2015 06:34 PM

    We have changed the name of the "Swap Meet" to "Classifieds" for simplicity and clarity.

    In addition, we have added a new thread called "Wanted" for members to post Lakland items ...
    by Published on 03-07-2015 05:37 PM

    Luck of the Irish... Phooey!!! Luck of the LOG!!!!!
    Winners for March 2015 are...
    Derellvis69 gets a set of D'Addario Pro Steels. "Thank You Very ...
    by Published on 02-10-2015 12:31 PM

    Love is in the air... Valentines Day? Nope, LOG string giveaways!!!!!!!
    We spread the love EVERY month!!!!

    Here are the lucky LOGgers for this month.

    gotfunk21 ...
    by Published on 02-01-2015 10:31 PM

    LOG Forum Rules
    Effective February 1, 2015

    Respect Your Fellow LOG Members
    Personal insults ...
    by Published on 01-19-2015 08:52 PM

    Sorry for being late on this.
    Here are our winners for December 2014 (expanded Christmas Edition)
    Saltymonkey gets a set of D'Addario Pro Steels
    Texan gets a set of Lakland Nickels ...
    by Published on 11-25-2014 10:36 PM

    Sorry, I'm behind posting this...
    Winners for October-November 2014 are...
    BBQBob gets a set of D'Addario Pro Steels
    Bassman 1968 gets a set Of D'Addario's
    MRKRLLSN gets a set of Lakland Nickles
    HoldsG gets a set of D'Addario Hlaf Wounds
    Copperbass gets a set of D'Addario Nickles
    Bigbass gets a set of D'Addaio Pro Steels
    StrangerDanger gets a set of Lakland Stainless Steels
    Paradog gets a set of Hanson pickups of his choice.

    Thank you all for your support
    by Published on 11-09-2014 07:18 PM

    John Pirriccello wanted to get the facts straight as to what happens at the Lakland factory
    Here's some information your readers might find useful.

    "Just to clear up any confusion about the processes performed at the Lakland Factory, here's a list of what we do day to day, month to month:"

    Raw wood selection, cutting, thickness cut/sanded into body and neck blanks
    Bodies are milled and sanded
    Neck blanks milled to rough shape, truss rod and graphite are installed, fingerboard blank is thickness sanded and laminated to the blank, prefabricated piece is then milled using various 3D operations to achieve our neck profiles, fingerboard radius and transitions from drawings and tool paths developed in house.
    Milled neck has position markers/inlays and side dots installed.
    Neck is finish sanded and oiled
    Fingerboard is radius finished sanded and leveled
    Frets are installed, trimmed, leveled, dressed and polished
    Headstock lacquered and logo applied
    Bodies are sealed, sprayed, top coated, scuffed and buffed
    Pickups are fabricated, wound, potted/encapsulated in house
    Preamps are wired into harnesses
    Pickups and Electronics are installed, including any shielding
    Grommets are pressed in, tuners installed
    bass is assembled, bridge is placed and secured, strings installed, setup, any final adjustments are made.

    This is a big simplification of what we do, but an outline of our in-house processes. While it is true to say that we did rely on more outsourcing before, we progressed to where it was cost effective to bring those processes in house, in the USA. That is what the trib article was about.
    I wouldn't want to tell Carl he is not a Luthier after 30 years of custom instruments and thousands of produced Laklands, he might take exception ; )

    Peace my friends!