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Willcox Guitars Unveils 2018 Saber Bass

Willcox Guitars 2018 Saber Bass

Wilcox Guitars is updating their bass lineup by replacing their outgoing Saber VL Bass with the 2018 Saber bass. The reworked instrument features an AAAA flame maple top, lightweight chambered swamp ash body, and their patented LightWave optical pickup system.

“LightWave pickups use infrared light technology to ‘map’ or ‘see’ string vibration, resulting in a significant enhancement in tone, sustain and responsiveness,” the company explains. “The Saber Bass uses only premium, acoustically chambered tone woods and is assembled by an in-house team right at Willcox Guitars’ headquarters in Santa Barbara, California. The lightweight and ergonomic design is engineered for artists and players who demand serious professional performance in both live and studio recording situations.”

Other features included updated “Rev2” circuitry, improved composite fingerboards, and a choice of three two-tone satin finishes. Willcox is offering the new Saber basses in four or five-string versions as well as fretted or fretless. It’s available for order now starting at $1,899.

Willcox Guitars 2018 Saber Bass Specs:

Strings:4 or 5
Scale Length:34″
Construction:Bolt-on (5 Bolt)
Body Wood: Chambered Swamp Ash
Top Wood:AAAA Flame Maple
Body Finish:Satin Polyurethane
Neck:3-piece Rock Maple
Neck Finish:Satin Polyurethane
Neck Shape:Low-Profile ‘C’ Neck Carve
Fingerboard:Quarter Sawn Fretted or Fretless Custom Composite Basswood, Heat and Pressure Treated with Graphite/Epoxy Resin.
Fretboard Radius:14″
Number of Frets:24
Inlays:Mother-of-Pearl Dots
Pickups:LightWave Analog Optical Pickup
Bridge:Custom GraphTech Monolithic Bridges with iceTone Saddle
PreAmp:LightWave Designed Active PreAmp
Controls:Master Volume, Bass, Mids, Mid Sweep, iceTone Blend, Warm/Cool Toggle Switch
Power:Rechargeable NiMH Internal Battery – 16 Hours playing time with 1-hour recharge
Accessories:Gator Ultralight Case, User Manual, Charger, Tool Kit

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