Post Number: 52
|Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 7:41 am: |
I got the next 5 strings Alembic bass.
(The first is 83' 2814 Graphite bass http://alembic.com/club/messages/411/11903.html?1103084499 )
The bass has beautiful Rose wood top and back !
What a Funny tail piece !
The body wood is flamed koa !
(Message edited by room037 on July 28, 2005)
Post Number: 344
|Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 9:36 am: |
Is that the '76 you bought from Guitar Center?
Post Number: 2109
|Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 3:01 pm: |
Beautiful bass! And yes, that's an unusual tailpiece.
Post Number: 10
|Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 7:14 pm: |
Post Number: 142
|Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 7:18 pm: |
That should be some birthday celebration next year...30 years old, but doesn't look a day over 10. Is that a variation of the 'mustache' tailpiece?
An exquisite example of early Alembic craftsmanship...best of luck with her!
Post Number: 18
|Posted on Friday, July 29, 2005 - 1:11 am: |
Congrats Eiji! What a beauty!
Looking at the last pic: is it a lined fretless?
Post Number: 98
|Posted on Friday, July 29, 2005 - 3:23 am: |
that's a beautiful and very interesting bass! is that an early 'fan' peghead? it's striking with the standard point body. the flame-koa body is gorgeous, and it goes beautifully with the rosewood top and back. i've never seen that combination before; in fact i've never seen a koa body before
reinier, perhaps eiji will confirm this, but i believe those are low-profile mandolin frets. they are/will be a feature of my 'simple bass', which is under construction
Post Number: 54
|Posted on Friday, July 29, 2005 - 6:51 am: |
Yes, the bass is lined fretless with coated fingerboad.
I ask about it to Val.
Nut and bridge were replaced at factory 1983.
But fretless conversion was done another work shop.
Coated fingerboard is still good condition.
I will keep fretless for a while.
I think low-profile mandolin frets is good idea.
Please let me know the touch, when you get your bass.