Christopher Willcox, President and chief designer of Willcox Guitars and LightWave Systems, is unveiling the Stylus Electric Upright Bass at the 2016 NAMM Winter Market. 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, and an optional endpin stand is also available.
The Custom Shop version of the Stylus EUB will be available as a limited edition. The price is dependent on wood, hardware, and appointment choices. The production version of the Stylus will be released in 2016. It will also be available as a HexFX Edition. Pricing and availability to be announced.