Willcox Guitars has announced the grand opening of their new USA Custom Shop. With this full-service custom shop, players can pair the LightWave Optical Pickup System with their choice of premium tonewoods, exotic fingerboards, and custom appointments. These custom boutique instruments are handmade in California in by Chris Willcox and Willcox Guitars Master Luthier Mark Garza.
The company is now taking orders for USA Saber Basses, available in 4, 5, and for the first time, 6-string configurations, with plans to announce the availability of a USA Custom Atlantis Guitar and Stylus Electric Upright Bass later this year.
Offering a wide variety of premium tonewoods and gallery tops, the USA Custom Shop offers each instrument in the customer’s choice of gloss, satin, or hand oiled finishes with a variety of high-end hardware options. The possible combinations are limited only by the player’s imagination.
Just like the production model Saber Basses, Willcox offers HexFX 13-Pin individual string output as an option. The Willcox HexFX technology enables full synth access, individual string processing and modeling, as well as the use of a fanout box, for limitless connectivity. The LightWave Optical Pickups System paired with HexFX technology provides ultra-fast and accurate tracking, glitch free, and with no latency or false triggering.
”When I set out to create the USA Custom Shop, the goal was to devise a process to design, prototype, and test new categories of instruments, in addition to providing players the freedom to configure high-end versions of existing LightWave powered instruments," Wilcox said. "This is a great way for us to build and test concept instruments and get artist feedback on new designs before going into production.”
The USA Custom Shop features an online instrument configurator where you can receive an instant cost estimate of your desired build.
Visit willcoxguitars.com/customshop to learn more.