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twocan
Junior
Username: twocan

Post Number: 23
Registered: 9-2013
Posted on Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 9:48 am:   Edit Post

I recently bought this 1991 Essence and would like to request any avail history on it. Thank you.
fc_spoiler
Senior Member
Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1510
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 10:28 am:   Edit Post

Looks like a Koa top, do you have any better pics?
Sweet couple, congrats!
twocan
Junior
Username: twocan

Post Number: 24
Registered: 9-2013
Posted on Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 11:01 am:   Edit Post




Here's a close up. It's interesting that the pickups don't say "Alembic" on them, though they are marked "5xy" underneath. Is this a standard Alembic pickup for this model?

(Message edited by twocan on March 30, 2014)
fc_spoiler
Senior Member
Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1511
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 11:22 am:   Edit Post

Looks more like figured Maple with some burl in the second picture, the pickups are MXY 5's (MXY is standard for the Essence, same pickups as AXY only in smaller housing)

Btw: This bass was born in May-June of '91
twocan
Junior
Username: twocan

Post Number: 30
Registered: 9-2013
Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 7:17 am:   Edit Post

Still hoping for any addl info that can be provided - thanks!
twocan
Junior
Username: twocan

Post Number: 33
Registered: 9-2013
Posted on Friday, February 20, 2015 - 6:52 am:   Edit Post

Bump
twocan
Junior
Username: twocan

Post Number: 34
Registered: 9-2013
Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 12:10 pm:   Edit Post

Bump for Mica
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 8455
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 7:23 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Steve,

At the time your Essence was made... they were all the same! Here's what I found in the file for your bass:

top: Flame Maple
accent: Walnut pinstripe
body: Maple
neck: 3-piece Maple
scale: 34" long
fingerboard: Ebony
inlays: none
pickups: MXY
electronics: Essence
originally made for: Dan's Music & Sound, TX
birthday: June 12, 1991

The pickups likely had the hot stamped name wear off, either partially or completely. A previous owner may have also sanded it off it was partially worn.

Also there is an Elan marching around with the 6570 serial number as well - sometimes we make a duplicate on accident!

I'm going to add that I think the top may be Eastern Maple, but it's not recorded - just my observation.
twocan
Junior
Username: twocan

Post Number: 35
Registered: 9-2013
Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 8:18 pm:   Edit Post

Thank you Mica!

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