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mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 5994
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Monday, March 30, 2009 - 7:29 pm:   Edit Post

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Details are in the News and Announcements section.

Sublime color in the Bloodwood top and matching peghead veneers. Cool little blade switch cover that's of course made right here.

$6599 for the base model (compare to $12500 for the original Tribute guitar).
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 7807
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, March 30, 2009 - 7:41 pm:   Edit Post

Congrats again Mica & Alembic! Looks great!!
jacko
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 2160
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 1:20 am:   Edit Post

I'me really liking this idea of creating kind of an Epic version of these guitars. It should help alot of guitarists become Alembic owners which can only benefit music. If it hadn't been for the 'cheaper' epic, I probably wouldn't have become an Alembic player as the series and signature models were way beyond my means in '96.

And, as Dave says - both new models look great. I've pointed these threads out to my guitarists ;-)

Graeme
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 1399
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 5:50 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Jacko, I wonder if Alembic would want to create a "very cheap" version of any of their instruments. The Orion is the cheapest guitar in the range and the one I have and I'd find it hard to see how that model could be trimmed down to a more affordable price than $4800 US.

All their guitars get the same level of attention so labour cost would still be a limiting factor even with different material specifications i would presume.

I think they will always be pricey and those that want to buy into that quality will have to find a way to fund it or find a used bargain like I did with that orion.. well all of my alembics, come to think of it.

I'm just concerned about how I'm gonna fund my desire for a custom guitar or bass.

Jazzyvee
jacko
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 2166
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Wednesday, April 01, 2009 - 1:30 am:   Edit Post

"I'm just concerned about how I'm gonna fund my desire for a custom guitar or bass."

You and me both Jazzy. It least I have a year longer than you to save;-)

In a way, it's comforting to think that Alembic's 'entry level' instruments are still way ahead of most other manufacturers in terms of quality and craftsmanship.

Graeme
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 1400
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, April 01, 2009 - 2:16 am:   Edit Post

"You and me both Jazzy. It least I have a year longer than you to save;-) "

Hahaha, but you do realise, that extra year longer may push the price of an ebony neck laminate out of your budget my friend hahahaha.

jazzyvee
oujeebass
Intermediate Member
Username: oujeebass

Post Number: 151
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Wednesday, April 01, 2009 - 7:40 am:   Edit Post

Yeah a cheap Alembic is all I could get. I wonder how long it will take for me to come with a reason to get one of those that cost the same as an entry level car...So I can play it in a bar.
bkbass
Intermediate Member
Username: bkbass

Post Number: 199
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Wednesday, April 01, 2009 - 12:46 pm:   Edit Post

That's two for guitarist's and none for us bass players.C'mon keep it fair.
jacko
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 2167
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Wednesday, April 01, 2009 - 1:14 pm:   Edit Post

We already have the Epic Barry. It wouol be nice to have a stage Triple O though.

Graeme
crobbins
Advanced Member
Username: crobbins

Post Number: 290
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Wednesday, April 01, 2009 - 6:45 pm:   Edit Post

Is the body carve on these still based on my guitar?


(Message edited by mica on April 01, 2009)
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 6012
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, April 01, 2009 - 6:58 pm:   Edit Post

There's no carved top on the Stage version - that's one of the ways we can trim the price down so much. But the template for the shape is the same - version 6, and I'm pretty sure your guitar was the first one that used that version.
crobbins
Advanced Member
Username: crobbins

Post Number: 291
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Wednesday, April 01, 2009 - 7:16 pm:   Edit Post

Cool, thanks... :-)


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