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adriaan
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Username: adriaan

Post Number: 3130
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 4:05 pm:   Edit Post

It will not come as a surprise to those who like to browse the Factory To Customer threads here at the Club that this particular build will be a Featured Custom at the Alembic home page. No sirree! Lots of gorgeous wood on display, an iconic shape and a great story to boot.

Club members get a sneak preview here before it's posted to the main Alembic site.

Congrats John!
jon_jackson
Advanced Member
Username: jon_jackson

Post Number: 209
Registered: 12-2008
Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 4:34 pm:   Edit Post

Very cool! The combination of concept, thought and details make this an incredible instrument.
Jon
artswork99
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Username: artswork99

Post Number: 2001
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 5:31 pm:   Edit Post

What a beautiful guitar John! The wood choice and features are stupendous and so well executed ;) Congratulations, Enjoy, and Play it Healthy!
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11461
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 7:19 pm:   Edit Post

I love this guitar! So much off the scale cool stuff, yet it all works together beautifully.
dead_head
Junior
Username: dead_head

Post Number: 41
Registered: 5-2014
Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 8:41 pm:   Edit Post

WOW! That is exquisite! The woods are absolutely gorgeous! Enjoy in good health, John.
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 4186
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 1:10 am:   Edit Post

What Dave said..... Stunningly beautiful.
I do like that body style more on guitar than bass I have to say.
zomnius
Junior
Username: zomnius

Post Number: 19
Registered: 9-2013
Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 2:43 am:   Edit Post

stunning looks!!!
terryc
Senior Member
Username: terryc

Post Number: 2239
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 3:04 am:   Edit Post

As usual, an incredible guitar, enjoy it John
jacko
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 3564
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 5:17 am:   Edit Post

Congrats John. I've followed your build since I saw it 'in the flesh' and just knew it would be CotM.

Graeme
jzstephan
Advanced Member
Username: jzstephan

Post Number: 268
Registered: 1-2012
Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 7:20 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks everyone: I am truly honored and humbled.

I know everyone likes pics; so here's some more!

Ebony and purpleheart knobs - fluted just like stock knobs.


keith_h
Senior Member
Username: keith_h

Post Number: 2059
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 7:44 pm:   Edit Post

Who did the knobs? What size are they (top hat or collet knob size)? I like what I see and would consider getting a set for my Series and maybe fretless.

Keith
jzstephan
Advanced Member
Username: jzstephan

Post Number: 269
Registered: 1-2012
Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 8:49 pm:   Edit Post

David King, top hat.
edwin
Senior Member
Username: edwin

Post Number: 1816
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 10:43 pm:   Edit Post

Wow, what a stunning instrument. So many cool details (for a minute I thought to myself "hey, this is a Series II, where's the humcanceller and then realized it had a piece of the book matched wood!). Love the logo, too. And the wood, well, I'm speechless at its beauty.
funkyjazzjunky
Senior Member
Username: funkyjazzjunky

Post Number: 908
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Friday, August 22, 2014 - 12:20 pm:   Edit Post

Great looking guitar
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3577
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Friday, August 22, 2014 - 12:40 pm:   Edit Post

Excellent in every way ! Congratulations !
smuprof
Advanced Member
Username: smuprof

Post Number: 239
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Friday, August 22, 2014 - 5:22 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks for the pictures of the knobs - love the purpleheart indicators! Congratulations on a spectacular instrument, John.
pauldo
Senior Member
Username: pauldo

Post Number: 1240
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 9:48 am:   Edit Post

Very nice.
The burl, the modified logo and those knobs!

Winner!
:-D
5a_quilt_top
Advanced Member
Username: 5a_quilt_top

Post Number: 347
Registered: 6-2012
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 12:17 pm:   Edit Post

Fabulous, simply fabulous.

+1 on all of the comments above - plus the Skyway trem looks like it was made just for it.

Is it performing as expected?

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