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lesh_lash
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Username: lesh_lash

Post Number: 9
Registered: 6-2009
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 2:51 pm:   Edit Post

What is a standard wait for a custom series bass? I know the Classico has taken 3 or 4 years but i am 3 years along now and was getting antsy? What is average?
tbrannon
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Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 1390
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 2:54 pm:   Edit Post

I don't think there is an expected timeline with customs- especially if there are inlays or custom electronics involved.

Have you spoken to your dealer or directly with MIca or Susan?
lesh_lash
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Username: lesh_lash

Post Number: 10
Registered: 6-2009
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 4:47 pm:   Edit Post

I am not to worried about it, honestly I am just curious.... calling up a bunch and bugging is not my style. Just would like an idea what everyone's wait time is. Please chime in all you custom owners. Thanks!
cozmik_cowboy
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Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 1002
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 5:45 pm:   Edit Post

Maybe you could get a rough idea by looking at 1st post & finish dates on old FTC threads.

Peter
tbrannon
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Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 1391
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 7:00 pm:   Edit Post

Austin,
I don't think a phone call inquiring about the status after 3 years would be considered 'bugging' by the fine folks at Alembic. Based on the few posts you've made, I'm guessing the phone call would be a friendly inquiry, not an annoyed customer calling.

Best of luck with it and it must be darn spectacular to take 3 years. Please post a few photos on the forum once you get your hands on it!
fc_spoiler
Senior Member
Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1271
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 8:52 pm:   Edit Post

I've paid for my bass on April 24th 2009 and got it on December 11 2010.
pierreyves
Senior Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 875
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 11:17 pm:   Edit Post

paid april 2010, got june 2011
darkstar01
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Username: darkstar01

Post Number: 335
Registered: 6-2005
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2011 - 12:52 am:   Edit Post

if I remember correctly the order for my Classico was placed in/around November of 2005. I've been hearing it's getting close now.

edit:Lesh, you're name is Austin too? maybe they have something against us.... hmmmm.....

(Message edited by darkstar01 on June 24, 2011)

(Message edited by darkstar01 on June 24, 2011)
rami
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Username: rami

Post Number: 958
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, June 25, 2011 - 12:03 pm:   Edit Post

The wait can be VERY tough. You have to try to remain positive. It will be worth it in the end.
It's more than an instrument, it really is a work of art that can't be rushed.

That's just how it is.

(Message edited by rami on June 25, 2011)
darkstar01
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Username: darkstar01

Post Number: 336
Registered: 6-2005
Posted on Saturday, June 25, 2011 - 11:18 pm:   Edit Post

i didn't mean to sound overly negative there. i also didn't mean to put "you're" instead of "your". oh well.
as far as the wait goes, 3 or 4 years ago i was anxious... now, it'll be more like a nice surprise when it's done.
lesh_lash
Junior
Username: lesh_lash

Post Number: 11
Registered: 6-2009
Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 8:05 am:   Edit Post

I have talked to Susan a few times over the years and it does have a lot of "unique" or at least differant items on it so I expected a long wait.
Austin if you can wait 6 years I can wait too. Your classico is one the best instruments I have ever seen!
lesh_lash
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Username: lesh_lash

Post Number: 12
Registered: 6-2009
Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 8:18 am:   Edit Post

By the way I paid for my new custom June or July 2008. My 1978 series one is in for a re-finish and new electronics so I miss my Alembic and can't wait for my new custom! I am playing a cheap Ibanez for now and it just is not the same without my old Alembic around.....
rami
Senior Member
Username: rami

Post Number: 959
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 - 4:11 am:   Edit Post

6 years!!! Wow! O.K., now that's too long. I have to be honest, that's the single biggest consideration that weighs on me in my decision to make another custom. My others, which took around 2+ years (plus additional years for minor repairs, etc...) left me a basket case. I don't think I can handle that emotional roller-coaster again. I think that a 6+ year stretch would have pushed me over the edge!

Good luck my friend - and stay strong. This one definitely needs to be showcased once it's completed!

:-)
lesh_lash
Junior
Username: lesh_lash

Post Number: 13
Registered: 6-2009
Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 12:35 pm:   Edit Post

All right I heard back from Mica today.... my re-finish is in spray right now and my new bass is in one piece so I assume by Christmas or so!!??
byoung
Senior Member
Username: byoung

Post Number: 1293
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Friday, July 01, 2011 - 3:20 pm:   Edit Post

Mine was 3 years. But they had to figure out *how* to do the inlay that I wanted, so that took some extra time.
jon_jackson
Member
Username: jon_jackson

Post Number: 76
Registered: 12-2008
Posted on Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 3:52 pm:   Edit Post

My first Dragon Wing was paid 9/08 and received 8/09. The second one was authorized by UPS 1/10 and received 9/11. I picked up two other Alembics in the interval to take the edge off.
-Jon
terryc
Senior Member
Username: terryc

Post Number: 1631
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 2:06 pm:   Edit Post

Good things come to those who wait..and I bet it will be astounding..may end up as a featured custom of the month
But 3 years is a long time....
neilvg
Junior
Username: neilvg

Post Number: 40
Registered: 6-2009
Posted on Thursday, September 01, 2011 - 5:26 pm:   Edit Post

I've been waiting 3 years as well...

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