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Tom Kowalczyk

Willcox Guitars/LightWave Systems, Inc.

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For Immediate Release
Willcox Guitars Exhibits Atlantis ElectroAcoustic Guitar
Atlantis is the first ElectroAcoustic to employ LightWave Optical Pickup Systems, which use infrared light technology rather than mics or conventional magnetic pickups – a truly revolutionary concept resulting in a rich, natural amplified acoustic guitar sound
Summer NAMM Show, Nashville, Tennessee, July 9, 2015 – Willcox Guitars (booth 1432), an acclaimed instrument manufacturer and a leading innovator in guitar and bass pickups and related technologies through its proprietary LightWave Systems (LWS), is exhibiting its Atlantis ElectroAcoustic Guitar. 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.
Features & specifications:

  • Lightweight, comfortable design

  • Chambered mahogany body

  • Single cutaway

  • AAA Flamed Maple or European Spruce Top

  • Slash soundhole

  • Mahogany neck

  • Rosewood fingerboard

  • Transparent gloss finish

  • TUSQ® nut and saddle

  • 25.5" scale length

  • 21 frets

  • ProTec deluxe gig bag

  • Limited three-year warranty


  • LightWave Optical Pickup System

  • Transparent response

  • Wide dynamic range

  • Virtually no noise

  • Master volume/pull-up tone control

  • Noble potentiometer

  • Switchcraft output jack

  • NiMH rechargeable battery pack

  • Rapid charge system (2-hour full recharge)

  • 16 hours playing time per charge

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Photo Caption: Willcox Atlantis ElectroAcoustic Guitar

About Willcox Guitars & LightWave Systems

Willcox Guitars invite the artist to an innovative and transformative playing experience. Christopher Willcox designs electric guitars and basses, and other exceptional electric string instruments, incorporating traditional quality with a contemporary look and feel, combined with advanced technology. Willcox is also the founder of LightWave Systems, and the inventor of the LightWave Optical Pickup technology. LightWave optical pickups are featured in all of the Willcox Guitars instruments. Players who “make the jump to light” discover a world of rich versatile tone, complex harmonics, singing natural sustain, clear note articulation and string-to-string separation, refined touch sensitivity, low noise, and dynamic response.

Willcox Guitars / LightWave Systems is exhibiting at booth 1432 at the 2015 Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, TN.

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