Post Number: 51
|Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 9:18 am: |
I have a Mark King Standard at the moment and wondered if the Series 1 body was the same or if the dimensions were different at all?
Post Number: 298
|Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 9:40 am: |
i think they are the same as far as shape is concerned. however, series basses might be a bit thicker due to the fact that it needs to be that way to house the series electronics. when i had my series custom built, i asked mica to make it as thick as possible... i think it was capped at 1.75 i believe.
Post Number: 7177
|Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 11:34 am: |
Jimy is right - we use the same template for each (Standard Point). There is a variation in body thickness as Jimy observes as well. The Signature Standard and Deluxe are about 1.55 inches thick, a new Series I/II is arounf 1.65 thick, while the early 1970s versions were between 1.75-1.8 thick.
But - they all fit in the same case!
Post Number: 97
|Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 11:53 am: |
Wasn't there a 3/4 size standard body that was used for the Mark King model?
Post Number: 191
|Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 11:59 am: |
Is there now a Standard Point case for guitar now? My case (1977) is about 7.5 inches longer than it needs to be. It is very heavy and won't fit in my car. There is a local company (Keal) that makes pretty good cases, but they are 7 in thick and run about $500 (but they have wheels!)
Can I get a case through Alembic, or is there a company that already has the Standard Point template I could order one from? (Or is $500 cheap for a case? I hope not.)
Post Number: 52
|Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 12:06 pm: |
I'm comparing a '00 Mark King with an '82 Series 1 - would that make any difference?
Post Number: 640
|Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 12:28 pm: |
As Mica stated, the shape is exactly the same only the body thickness is different. There is a 3/4 body shape that you can get but is not the standard mk shape
Post Number: 7178
|Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 12:57 pm: |
Todd, we do not stock cases for the Standard Point body in guitar scale lengths (haven't sold many since about 1977!), but they can be special ordered. Our cases retail for $350.
You can easily trace your exact guitar body on butcher paper or similar to provide to any guitar case manufacturer. In fact, I'd recommend that you do that because even if you special order a case from us, we'd like to see your tracing before preparing a drawing to make sure there's no other idiosyncrasies that would interfere with fit.
There are different Standard Point templates, you can see the older ones (early-mid 1970's) had more rounded horns, but were largely similar to what we make now. Looking at a 1978 bass in the lobby right now, it appears to be the same template we are using right now. So unless the 1982 Series or your 2000 Signature has a custom body shape, the default for both of those models would be for matching Standard Point (or Omega) shapes.
The 3/4 body that Adam brought up is a custom option available for any model, and we've made both Signature basses and Series I/II basses in that shape.