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hammer
Advanced Member
Username: hammer

Post Number: 383
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Sunday, July 21, 2013 - 10:07 pm:   Edit Post

While I've seen many over priced Alembic Basses over the years this one take the cake. Although it appears to be a nice example of a Distillate in Coco Bolo, $5,000 will get one a Series I or possibly even an older, well worn Series II. http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330961409014&item=330961409014&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466
that_sustain
Advanced Member
Username: that_sustain

Post Number: 219
Registered: 8-2012
Posted on Monday, July 22, 2013 - 1:02 am:   Edit Post

Beautiful bass. Five grand for a bass that's boutique, (and) vintage(I think older wood sounds better) doesn't sound so bad. That price would only bother me if I knew how other Alembic's are under-valued.
pauldo
Senior Member
Username: pauldo

Post Number: 1024
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Monday, July 22, 2013 - 3:54 am:   Edit Post

Aim high . . . I guess.
I wouldn't pay that much for a bass that is missing two of the back covers screws! :-D

It really is a looker with that sexy dark top.
that_sustain
Advanced Member
Username: that_sustain

Post Number: 220
Registered: 8-2012
Posted on Monday, July 22, 2013 - 5:16 am:   Edit Post

I paid $3,500 for mine, but it's all premium..and the body has almost as much wood mass as a Series II Omega.

What am I sayin'..every Alembic out there is all premium.
rjmsteel
Advanced Member
Username: rjmsteel

Post Number: 206
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Monday, July 22, 2013 - 9:55 am:   Edit Post

Don`t forget the $50.00 Shipping charge.
Hey my 1981 "vintage 1 owner" Distillate must really be worth... LOL
hammer
Advanced Member
Username: hammer

Post Number: 384
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Monday, July 22, 2013 - 10:19 am:   Edit Post

Everyone of course has the right to ask what they want for an instrument but I hate to see a bass as nice as this one hanging around a store forever because it is so "over-valued." Yes, someone who doesn't look to see that most Distillates go for between $2,000-$2,500 (mine is an '86 that I've attempted to sell for $2,100 with no takers) or that for this price one can get a series bass if patient, may actually pay this price but, how many months/years is this bass going to hang on a rack with no fingers touching its keyboard.
hammer
Advanced Member
Username: hammer

Post Number: 385
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Monday, July 22, 2013 - 10:24 am:   Edit Post

Oops! double post

(Message edited by hammer on July 22, 2013)

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