Electric Upright Bass


Electric Upright Bass

The Only Electric Upright Bass featuring the LightWave Optical Pickup System

Christopher Willcox, President and Chief Designer of Willcox Guitars and LightWave Systems, unveiled the Stylus Electric Upright Bass at the 2016 NAMM Winter Market with much acclaim.  Stylus is the first Electric Upright Bass powered by the exclusive LightWave Analog Optical Pickup System. The introduction is a model from the Willcox Guitars USA Custom Shop, built in collaboration with Custom Shop master luthier, Mark Garza.

This groundbreaking new instrument features a solid mahogany body with a burled maple top; a maple neck laminated with purpleheart stringers; a pau ferro fingerboard, and an open headstock with matching burl maple cap. The scale length is 41”.  Controls include Master Volume, Bass Boost and Cut, Mids Boost and Cut, Mid Sweep, and the iceTone Blend. The instrument has a standard tripod mount. An optional endpin stand is also available.

We are finishing the final design of the Stylus EUB and will be taking preorders through the USA Custom Shop before the end of 2017.

Christopher Willcox putting the final touches on Stylus EUB design.

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  • Stylus Electric Upright Bass Controls
    Controls: Master Volume, Bass Boost and Cut, Mids Boost and Cut, Mid Sweep, and iceTone Blend.

  • Stylus Electric Upright Bass Scale

    41″ Scale Length

  • Stylus Electric Upright Bass HeadstockOpen Headstock with Matching Burl Maple Cap

  • Stylus Electric Upright Bass Body DetailSolid Mahogany Body with Burled Maple Top

  • Stylus Electric Upright Bass neck detailMaple Neck laminated with Purpleheart stringers and Pau Ferro Fingerboard

  • Stylus Electric Upright Bass stand endpinStandard Tripod Mount and Optional Endpin Stand Available

(Photos shown do not represent the final design)

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