State of the Art Optical Pickup Technology

The LightWave Pickup’s transparent response delivers harmonically rich, deep, and powerful sound, spanning a wide range of tones from pure, natural string sound (our trademark Voice of the String™), to super-aggressive and cutting edge with the use of EQ or signal processing.

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State of the Art Optical Pickup Technology

The LightWave Pickup’s transparent response delivers harmonically rich, deep, and powerful sound, spanning a wide range of tones from pure, natural string sound (our trademark Voice of the String™), to super-aggressive and cutting edge with the use of EQ or signal processing.

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What Artists are Saying

  • Noel with Atlantis HexFX Guitar

    “The HexFX guitar has the best MIDI tracking response I’ve ever tried (I’ve been a MIDI guitarist since 1999). This guitar is improving my playing significantly. In addition, it has a very pure and clean acoustic sound perfect for recording and MultiFx applications and last but not least, the playability and setup is awesome, I really enjoy playing this guitar!”

    – Noel Alejandro Silva

  • Cham (KOLAJ) with Atlantis HexFX“I’m absolutely loving the Atlantis!… and the best part is when it’s time for rehearsal or a gig, I only have to bring two things: a small pedal case for the GR-55, and the Atlantis in its gigbag. I can’t remember the last time I was able to load in my rig with one trip! It takes so much headache out of set up and tear down.”

    – Cham Zhao (Kolaj)

  • John Souki on tour with the Atlantis Guitar“It uses their patented Lightwave System (no magnetic pickups), providing the cleanest possible signal to build on. It also has hexaphonic capabilities (for the MIDI lover in you). The folks at Willcox Guitars can seriously make a great instrument geared to the most discerning ears.”

    – John Souki (Chase Rice)

  • Jon Moody with his Saber VL Bass“Seriously, the fretless is NUTS (Saber VL). I put on Brite Flats, and dropped the action down as low as possible, and despite flatwounds being on the bass, it can still get that roundwound growl I love.”

    – Johnathan Moody


Why We Designed A Different Electric Guitar

At Willcox Guitars, we are driven by our mission to bring high-definition sound to the world of electric guitars and basses. This is achieved by combining fine instrument design and choice materials with our LightWave optical pickup system. Using infrared light to read string vibration in its cleanest and most natural form eliminates the noise, interference, and distortion inherent in traditional magnetic and piezo pickups. The guitar string is allowed to vibrate freely, providing a new level of harmonic richness and dynamic range. The resulting instruments are a reflection of a longstanding history of dedication to quality sound and progressive technology for the modern musician.

About Willcox Guitars

Why We Designed A Different Electric Guitar

At Willcox Guitars, we are driven by our mission to bring high-definition sound to the world of electric guitars and basses. This is achieved by combining fine instrument design and choice materials with our LightWave optical pickup system. Using infrared light to read string vibration in its cleanest and most natural form eliminates the noise, interference, and distortion inherent in traditional magnetic and piezo pickups. The guitar string is allowed to vibrate freely, providing a new level of harmonic richness and dynamic range. The resulting instruments are a reflection of a longstanding history of dedication to quality sound and progressive technology for the modern musician.

About Willcox Guitars

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