Xylem Custom Basses and Guitars

Fully Custom Basses & Guitars

Custom basses and guitars, fretless, lefty and 6 string instruments

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The "Ophiuchus" Custom Bass is Available at Chicago Music Exchange! 5-string custom bass w/ Nordstrand pickups, Audere Classic 4-band 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 Thunderbird bass guitar, ACG preamp, killswitch and Bartolini pickups Custom baritone guitar with Seymour Duncan pickups, maple burl top


8-5-19: A new five-string custom bass is available at Chicago Music Exchange!

7-30-19: A new baritone Xylem guitar with Seymour Duncan pickups, Hipshot hardware, a wenge pickguard and a maple burl top has been posted to the site!

7-24-19: See the new Thunderbird-inspired Xylem bass with its ACG preamp, Bartolini pickups and killswitch a la Tom Morello and Buckethead.

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

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

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