About Xylem Instruments & Luthier Anthony Olinger

Xylem strives for perfection in every instrument.

Xylem basses and guitars are made to your specifications and built to last for generations. Every instrument is completely unique; no two will be identical. They are crafted to withstand thousands of gigs and designed to maximize your comfort and ease of playability so you may realize the full potential of your musical abilities.

When playing your Xylem instrument you will experience the craftsmanship, care and attention to detail that goes into each one, making your playing feel effortless.

All Xylem instruments come with a lifetime guarantee to the original owner.

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Why Buy a Xylem Custom Bass or Guitar?

Xylem Basses & Guitars in Premier Guitar Magazine - May 2012


What is Xylem?

Xylem (pronounced "ZAI-LEM") is a kind of transport tissue found in vascular plants, such as hardwood trees. The main function of xylem is the transport of water and soluble mineral nutrients from the roots to the rest of the plant. Basically, xylem is like a part of the circulatory system of plants and trees.

Custom instruments including a fretless bass, lefty bass and SG style guitar