Xylem Custom Basses and Guitars

Fully Custom Basses & Guitars

Custom basses and guitars made by Xylem

Available at Chicago Music Exchange - SOLD! Ash custom bass with aguilar pickups, OBP-3 preamp

Xylem Custom Basses at Chicago Music Exchange

Jazz Demo of Xylem Custom Bass

Metal Demo of Xylem Custom Bass

Xylem basses and guitars are custom-built to your exact specifications.

At Xylem, "custom" means much more than simply choosing the color, pickups and fretboard of what is otherwise a standard-model instrument. Xylem creates truly custom basses and guitars that can be personalized down to the smallest detail. Your Xylem instrument will be perfectly suited you alone, and will allow you to play like never before.

Want something classic like a Fender or Gibson-inspired instrument? How about something more exotic, or completely unique? Your imagination is the only limit. Xylem can create the bass or guitar of your dreams.

Check out the orders page to order a custom bass or guitar, or see the available Xylem basses and guitars.

Latest Xylem Basses & Guitars

Fretless 6 string bass with Delano pickups, ebony fingerboard Custom bass with Aguilar pickups, OBP-3 preamp Ebony custom bass with EMG-DC pickup, EMG preamp


1-28-16: The "Zuzax" custom guitar will be played by its owner in the hip hop band Diabolical Sound Platoon!

Custom guitar with Kahler tremolo, black limba body

Need Bass or Guitar Strings? Get them at Bass Strings Only

1-21-16: The "Sue" 7-string bass guitar will be at NAMM 2016 at the Kalium Strings booth!

7-string custom bass guitar with Nordstrand pickups

8-17-15: The new custom basses and custom guitar are about halfway done! Check them out in the bass and guitar galleries

11-3-14: The 8-string bass is here! It is owned by Chicago bassist and Xylem Endorsing Artist Jauqo III-X! Sound samples, images and more information about the bass and Jauqo are now available.

Huge thanks to Jauqo for everything he has done for Xylem Basses & Guitars! It is a privilege to call him a Xylem Endorsing Artist.

4-16-12: Check out Premier Guitar Magazine's article on Xylem!

12-6-11: Want a better slap bass tone? Check the new Xylem article:

Slap Bass - Techniques, Adjustments and Tricks to Develop Your Tone