12-String Bass Interviews
matt eichen of musicvox guitars
For more than two decades Matt Eichen has been creating weird and compelling guitars and basses. In 1998 the first Musicvox 12-string bass appeared; it was a custom Spaceranger with a mirror finish designed specifically for Tom Petersson. Petersson had seen a similar mirror-finish Musicvox 4-string bass in a guitar magazine and called Matt to ask about it. Matt decided to surprise Tom with a custom mirror 12-string bass as a gift on the 20th anniversary of the Budokan album tour. The gift was so well received that Matt has been building 12-string basses ever since.
Matt’s track record for creating excellent instruments is impressive. Musicvox guitars and basses have been featured in magazines such as Rolling Stone, Guitar Player Magazine, Bass Player Magazine, Guitar World Magazine, Vintage Guitar Magazine, Guitar Aficionado, Premier Guitar, 20th Century Guitar Magazine and Bass Quarterly (Germany).
Musicvox guitars were featured in the major motion picture "Austin Powers - Goldmember" in the scene with Austin's band, Ming Tea, featuring Matthew Sweet, Susanna Hoffs, Chris Ward and Stuart Johnson. Mike Myers and director Jay Roach selected the Spaceranger guitar and bass for its unique, flamboyant 60's Euro styling. Famed Hollywood producer Dan Schneider featured the Musicvox Spaceranger guitar prominently on the fabulous set of his hit Nickelodeon TV show "Sam & Cat" starring Ariana Grande and Jennette McCurdy.