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Username: rraymond

Post Number: 30
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, August 30, 2003 - 2:21 pm:   Edit Post

I just got my Elan back from the amazing folks at Alembic. They refinished the bass in Wineburst and restored all the hardware to "like new." I'm freaking out!

Elan front Elan back
Elan closeup

(Message edited by rraymond on August 31, 2003)
Username: valvil

Post Number: 170
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Saturday, August 30, 2003 - 9:44 pm:   Edit Post

That looks great! Congratulations.

Do you have any pictures of what the bass used to look like?

Username: rraymond

Post Number: 31
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, August 31, 2003 - 10:20 am:   Edit Post

I bought the bass off Ebay back in the spring, it was a bit of a wreck, but exactly what I was looking for. I've loved the Wineburst finish ever since the Orion 5 that Alembic did about a year, or so, ago. This bass is perfect for it with a quilted maple top on maple body. Once again, I want to thank the folks at Alembic, they really go over-the-top to make the customer happy. Here's a couple of pics provided by the previous owner.

Elan quilt full Elqn quilt close

(Message edited by rraymond on August 31, 2003)
Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 93
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Monday, July 24, 2006 - 1:41 am:   Edit Post

I soooo love this bass. It is seriously making me consider doing the same thing with a sunburst or tobaccoburst finish.

Reid- if you ever want to let this one go, please let me know.
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Username: palembic

Post Number: 2434
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Monday, July 24, 2006 - 12:13 pm:   Edit Post

ohmawgohd ...that wine ...that burst ...
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Username: rraymond

Post Number: 187
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 7:31 pm:   Edit Post

!!! Way cool, glad you like it! Wineburst is a great variation on bursts and as is often said here, it looks better in person. Thanks!

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