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Username: tomhug

Post Number: 202
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Wednesday, December 02, 2015 - 11:41 am:   Edit Post

As it happens this came up for sale here on the club right before my 50th birthday. I had a bunch of "gig money" saved up, so - instant birthday present.

Pretty sure it's Walnut, but it looks slightly different than my other Walnut Alembics.


Playing out
Username: mica

Post Number: 8713
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Monday, December 14, 2015 - 8:00 pm:   Edit Post

Absolutely Walnut there! Here's the confirmation:

model name: Orion
model number: OLB5
top: California Walnut
accent: Maple pinstripe
body: Mahogany
neck: 5-piece Maple with 4 Walnut pinstripes
scale: 34" long
fingerboard: Ebony
pickups: MXY56
controls: volume, pan, bass, treble, mono output
originally made for: Washington Music, MD
birthday: March, 3, 2000

The original owner was registered in Maryland.

Also, your repair will be ready to ship back next week :-)
Advanced Member
Username: tomhug

Post Number: 207
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 10:36 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Mica!

I just put Alembic Strings on the Orion and boy does she sing now!

Great news about the other repair. I left you a voice-mail regarding that just now (16 Dec)


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