Xylem Custom Basses at Chicago Music Exchange
Jazz Demos of Xylem Custom Basses & Guitars
Xylem instruments are custom-built to your specifications.
At Xylem, "custom" does not just mean a standard-model instrument with a fancy paint job and boutique pickups; Anthony creates truly custom basses and guitars. From Fender and Gibson style instruments to more exotic designs, Xylem can create the instrument you have always been searching for!
Check out the orders page for more information on designing the instrument of your dreams!
12-17-14: The new Winterfire album, The Beckoning Silence is now available! You can buy the new album here in digital form, or as a CD. Also be sure to check out the new Winterfire website and Like Winterfire on Facebook!
The bassist of Winterfire, Pete Hewitt, is the proud owner of the "Yggdrasil" Xylem bass!
Need Bass or Guitar Strings? Get them at Bass Strings Only
12-7-14: The bodies of the new custom basses have been cut out and carving is under way!
11-10-14: The new custom basses are moving along. You can see the carved necks of these instruments in the Basses in Progress section of the Bass Gallery. The bodies of these basses will also be posted soon!
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.
9-8-14: More progress has been made on the new custom basses!
8-25-14: Three new custom bass designs are coming along nicely!
7-24-14: The new four-string and five-string basses are done! The eight-string will be coming soon!
10-14-13: See the finished six-string custom bass with Villex pickups!
8-5-13: Check out the jazz trio playing a latin song on the ash bass "Kasia" and the jazz guitar "Aurelia."
Plus, new custom bass designs are available for your viewing pleasure! The new designs include a five-string single-cut bass, a Vester Argus-inspired four-string and an 8-string bass with Delano pickups.
3-16-13: Want to know what to look for when buying your first guitar? Read How to Buy a Guitar or Bass.
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: