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jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 1735
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, October 23, 2009 - 12:42 am:   Edit Post

I'm sure I'm not alone in wishing relishing the thought that Alembic would create a book with some of the great guitars and basses that they have built over the years.

Yes the Featured Custom shows us a small selection of the instruments they have made over the years. But I for one would certainly relish the idea of being able to buy a book containing some of those and others with pictures and brief details, of some of the Alembic builders favourite instruments. Or maybe it should be forum members favourites.

Earlier this year I published a photo book based on a selection of photo's I had taken during my tours with Apache Indian and was impressed at how easy the process was.

If Alembic weren't able to find the time to do it, or didn't fancy the idea, if there were enough people interested, I'd be happy for interested people to send me good quality photo's of their instruments and I can put the thing together and get it published so that it could be ordered on-line.

If anyone is interested in seeing the book I have done for an idea of what is possible, let me know and I'll send you a link.

Jazzyvee
hydrargyrum
Senior Member
Username: hydrargyrum

Post Number: 680
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Friday, October 23, 2009 - 6:50 am:   Edit Post

This is an incredible coincidence, as I was thinking the same thing the other day. I kind of wish that Alembic would sponsor something to this effect. I can envision a black leather cover embossed with a gold logo already. It seems like an easy topic to write about as well. All that would be needed would be quality photos, good descriptions of the woods, and a little bit of history, when known.
hifiguy
Intermediate Member
Username: hifiguy

Post Number: 197
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Friday, October 23, 2009 - 8:38 am:   Edit Post

I was thinking about this also, just a few months back.

I'd volunteer to write the text (maybe the history and context of Alembic and a little fond editorializing), if needed. I've spent the last fifteen years writing professionally about high end audio gear in Stereophile, The Abso!ute Sound and now theaudiobeat.com, so I guess I have some small qualification. Plus, it would be a ton of fun to do.

I'm just an e-mail away!
altgrendel
Intermediate Member
Username: altgrendel

Post Number: 111
Registered: 5-2008
Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 12:47 pm:   Edit Post

I'd be interested in a copy.
smokinbear
Member
Username: smokinbear

Post Number: 55
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Sunday, November 01, 2009 - 7:05 am:   Edit Post

count me in!!!!
artswork99
Senior Member
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 899
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Sunday, November 01, 2009 - 8:24 am:   Edit Post

I'd like to see this!
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 4137
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Sunday, November 01, 2009 - 9:49 am:   Edit Post

Brother Flip has provided us with the next best alternative. Check this out!

Bill, tgo

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