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The bass features the patented LightWave Optical pickup system.

Santa Barbara, CA (December 1, 2017) -- Willcox Guitars, the highly acclaimed guitar and bass company known for its patented LightWave Optical Pickups System, today announces the release of its newest model, the 2018 Saber Bass. The Saber Bass will replace the outgoing best-selling model, the VL Bass, with a completely new instrument.

Using feedback from artists, players and valued retail partners throughout the industry, Willcox has reworked every aspect of the instrument likely to affect playability, tone and visual appeal. Updates and improvements over the outgoing VL model include: AAAA flame maple tops, lightweight swamp ash bodies with improved resonant chambering, three modern two-tone satin finish options, new ultra-light tuning machines, improved and strengthened composite fingerboards, reinforced internals and improved "Rev2" tone circuit.

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See and hear the company's flagship 6-string and 5-string models equipped with their LightWave optical pickup system for maximum tonal flexibility.

The pickups use infrared lights to sense string vibration.

Carpinteria, CA (June 29, 2015) -- Willcox Guitars, an acclaimed instrument manufacturer and a leading innovator in guitar and bass pickups and related technologies through its proprietary LightWave Systems (LWS), will be exhibiting its Atlantis ElectroAcoustic Guitar at the upcoming Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, TN, July 9-11, 2015. Atlantis is the first ElectroAcoustic guitar to employ the LightWave Optical Pickup System, which uses infrared light technology to sense string vibration for a rich, natural amplified acoustic guitar sound, rich in harmonic content – without the feedback of mics or the harshness of piezo pickups. Piezos also have very poor attack characteristics, while the LightWave Optical Pickup has enhanced sensitivity and wide dynamic range, capable of catching all the subtle nuance and articulation of the player’s style.

Constructed of premium tonewoods with a chambered body and soundhole, the Atlantis offers excellent natural acoustic resonance, making it ideal for unamplified casual playing or serious practicing and composition. And for amplified playing, the tone and pickups of the Atlantis allow players to effortlessly blend with drums, bass and electric guitars and fit comfortably into any live mix. Designed for all guitar players, regardless of musical style, Atlantis is quickly becoming the next-generation “go-to” guitar for many top players.

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