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laytonco
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Username: laytonco

Post Number: 3
Registered: 3-2005
Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2005 - 11:38 am:   Edit Post

Here are some pictures of the new arrival! I wish I were a better photographer, as these pictures realyl don't do it justice. Not to mention, you can't "hear" the pictures. Unbelievebable!

Gil's Tribute #1

Gil's Tribute #2

Gil's Tribute #3

Gil's Tribute #4

(Message edited by mica on March 13, 2005)
tom_z
Intermediate Member
Username: tom_z

Post Number: 118
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2005 - 1:23 pm:   Edit Post

Gil,

Great looking Tribute. The cocobolo is really stunning.
Congratulations!

Tom
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 2349
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2005 - 3:31 pm:   Edit Post

Valentino told me the guitar got to you safely and I'm glad to hear the it's doing well with you. If I remember correctly, that one has some special LEDs - red with amber at the 12th and 24th?
rover
Junior
Username: rover

Post Number: 16
Registered: 2-2003
Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2005 - 7:59 pm:   Edit Post

Absolutely breathtaking. The woods are art...would love to know more about the selections and the logic behind them when you next post. The neck looks like a combination of flame maple, purple heart and cherry. Is it?

Congratulations.

Rob
1stbass
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Username: 1stbass

Post Number: 96
Registered: 11-2002
Posted on Monday, March 14, 2005 - 5:05 am:   Edit Post

Gil,
That is a sweet guitar.
play it in good health.

Doug
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 1479
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, March 14, 2005 - 10:21 am:   Edit Post

Congrats and welcome!
laytonco
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Username: laytonco

Post Number: 5
Registered: 3-2005
Posted on Monday, March 14, 2005 - 6:50 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks to all of you for the compliments. This is truely a work of art. Mica, frankly I am humbled by the involvement you all at Alembic have with us. I grew up hearing about Alembic and the influence your parents had on a very young Grateful Dead. Yes, I was very surprised when I opened this up on Friday. I was expecting the basic version with no stage lighting and the black tophat dials. The brass dials really do this right and the stage lighting on the neck (red and amber) is not only useful, but really outstanding looking! Rover, you asked about my selections and logic behind the woods. Well, this is completely an Alemibic design. You can go to the products section on the Alembic page and select guitars, then Tribute and read all about it. Basically (and anyone correct me if I'm wrong) these woods are traditionally called the "Hippie Sandwich" and are credited with giving Garcia that certain "sound" (although I think the magic and Karma behind his good soul had more to do with it). Alemibic has created a "tribute" guitar to those made famous by Jerry, namely Tiger and Rosebud. I still cannot get over the quality of sound that this instrument produces. I have a Fender Cybertwin that I play through have already spent countless hours creating new "amp" designs to go with this guitar. I feel like I've hit only the tip of the iceberg! More to come...
rover
Junior
Username: rover

Post Number: 17
Registered: 2-2003
Posted on Monday, March 14, 2005 - 7:46 pm:   Edit Post

Gil,

Shucks. I confess I'd never checked out the Guitar section of the Alembic site. Thanks for directing me there; it also prompted me to read the History section which I recommend to anyone who hasn't already read it. Enlightening.

The tour of the guitars section prompts another question...why is Cherry used in many of the high end guitar necks but rarely used for Alembic basses? Is there a peculiarity to the tone or wood density that makes Cherry (or Flame Maple for that matter) more applicable to guitars than basses? Similarly, is there a (tonal) reason that the double thick CocoBolo top is used on guitars but not basses?

I would appreciate any insights anyone might offer. And, once again, congrats to Gil on a beautiful instrument. The top is mesmerizing.

Rob
lbpesq
Advanced Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 370
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 - 5:19 am:   Edit Post

Gil:


Suuuhhhwwweeeeeeetttt! Make some great music for many, many years to come. Jerry's always listening.

Bill, the guitar one
grateful
Junior
Username: grateful

Post Number: 17
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 - 2:33 am:   Edit Post

Gil:

Really pretty guitar: make that broken angel sing!

The coco bolo on tributes has to be extra thick because it is so deeply carved.

Mark, another guitar one.
andrewknight
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Username: andrewknight

Post Number: 62
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Monday, May 16, 2005 - 10:03 am:   Edit Post

Gil,
Very nice guitar. I often find new tones from the guitar. The amount of tonal change a couple slight twists can make are incredible. Enjoy your beautiful Tribute!
Andrew
crobbins
Junior
Username: crobbins

Post Number: 20
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 - 2:42 pm:   Edit Post

Nice guitar, have fun...........
olsonsw
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Username: olsonsw

Post Number: 8
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Saturday, December 09, 2006 - 8:25 am:   Edit Post

NICE NICE NICE!!!!!
5stringho
Junior
Username: 5stringho

Post Number: 11
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Saturday, December 09, 2006 - 9:40 am:   Edit Post

Gil- What a Knockout!!! From one CocoBolo top owner to another, that is one GORGEOUS axe. And, I'm sure she sounds even better than she looks!!! Congrats, and I hope you get many years of enjoyment out of her!!! Mike...........
jags
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Username: jags

Post Number: 81
Registered: 12-2006
Posted on Sunday, February 25, 2007 - 7:25 am:   Edit Post

tis a beauty no doubt of that! i wish there was a pic of the back of the body(hint hint). it looks like a dream neck though what types of woods are they?
crobbins
Junior
Username: crobbins

Post Number: 38
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Monday, February 26, 2007 - 7:14 pm:   Edit Post

Very nice. Congrats...........
jags
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Username: jags

Post Number: 91
Registered: 12-2006
Posted on Saturday, March 03, 2007 - 7:21 am:   Edit Post

there isnt one thing that isnt nice about this prize winner!! blue ribbon
crobbins
Junior
Username: crobbins

Post Number: 40
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 9:17 pm:   Edit Post

chingao ese.
georgie_boy
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Username: georgie_boy

Post Number: 203
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 - 9:08 am:   Edit Post

Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Does she sound as good as she looks???
If so------she must be incredible

G
thedavidkeith
Junior
Username: thedavidkeith

Post Number: 23
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Monday, July 23, 2007 - 3:26 pm:   Edit Post

You're my hero. Can you tell us more about the sound now that you have learned your way around?

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