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

Latin Jazz Demo of Xylem Custom Bass & Custom Guitar

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 to you, 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

Custom bass with Kahler tremolo, EMG pickup, short scale Custom bass with Hexpander MIDI interface, cocobolo/ebony tops Single-cut bass guitar with Fender Pure Vintage '74 pickups, bolt-on neck


7-17-19: Check out the new "Sinistra" four-string short scale bass. The new bass has a Kahler tremolo, EMG 35-DC pickup and EMG BTS Control preamp (Primus anyone?).

Dina Simone also has a new video featuring the "Shishido" Xylem bass covering Nick Waterhouse's Money!

4-26-19: Ronnie Hendricks, owner of the "Lyudmila" Xylem bass, is now the bassist of the Alice Cooper tribute band DragonTown Dan!

Logo of Alice Cooper tribute band DragonTown Dan

5-8-18: Check out the "Shishido" Xylem bass in Dead Original's new music video Fade to Light!

The band Dead Original with Dina Simone, Paul Wandtke and Rob Lerner

2-27-17: The newest custom basses are on the site!

"Adrasteia" bass with Ghost Hexpander MIDI interface and piezo pickups
"Ozma" bass with single-cutaway body and bolt-on neck
"Lyudmila" bass with Kahler tremolo and three Bartolini pickups & preamp

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

Listen to Diabolical Sound Platoon's Album Bring the Catastrophe Here

Diabolical Sound Platoon, Hip Hop band logo

1-21-16: The "Sue" 7-string bass guitar will be at NAMM 2016 at the Kalium Strings booth with its owner, Dave Meidinger!

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

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