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johnnyram
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Username: johnnyram

Post Number: 1
Registered: 3-2011
Posted on Sunday, March 27, 2011 - 8:07 am:   Edit Post

Hi there Alembic experts.
I have come across this guitar from my late uncle who willed his stock to me. It says Skylark on the headstock but very little anywhere else, and although it has the sculpted body, it bears little resemblence to other Alembic Skylark shapes.
I wondered if it might be an old model before Alembic branding became more consolidated. Or what? Perhaps it's a mongrel or a fake?

The bridge appears to be a normal Les Paul type

A couple of pics
http://i55.tinypic.com/2v85zk9.jpg
http://i55.tinypic.com/ncjwqb.jpg


Let me know what you think.
Many thanks
Johnnyram
johnnyram
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Username: johnnyram

Post Number: 2
Registered: 3-2011
Posted on Sunday, March 27, 2011 - 8:12 am:   Edit Post

Hmmm. That first link doesn't appear to work. Perhaps this time ?

http://i55.tinypic.com/2v85zk9.jpg
tbrannon
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Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 1307
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Sunday, March 27, 2011 - 8:16 am:   Edit Post

Definitely not an Alembic.
crobbins
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Username: crobbins

Post Number: 826
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Sunday, March 27, 2011 - 8:48 am:   Edit Post

There is a brand of guitars built in Japan called Skylark.

http://www.matsumoku.org/models/skylark/skylark_info.html
johnnyram
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Username: johnnyram

Post Number: 3
Registered: 3-2011
Posted on Sunday, March 27, 2011 - 2:01 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks guys. Slightly dissapointed but thanks again.
Crobbins
Your link reminds me - I posted my own Ari Pro II on that board before it was commandeered by matsumoku:
http://www.matsumoku.org/models/ariaproii/trans/ls600/pics.html.
I've still got it too!
Cheers
J

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