Post Number: 380
|Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 7:19 pm: |
Here is my latest Alembic. It's a 98 Epic Special Edition, #51 of 60. This thing was in desperate need of some tlc when it arrived. It's like someone spilled coke into it and all the crumbs, dust and skin stuck to it over the years. Yuck! It is much better now
Post Number: 3519
|Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 7:38 pm: |
Post Number: 577
|Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 2:57 am: |
VERY nice flame indeed. What makes it a special edition?
Post Number: 76
|Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 6:15 am: |
Beautiful bass. The oval inlays really add alot.
Post Number: 814
|Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 6:35 am: |
IIRC it was a special run they did for Guitar Center back in 1998.
Post Number: 381
|Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 11:29 am: |
Yes, it was a run for Guitar Center. It also has the oval inlays, and extra body "stripe" laminated into the wood and brass plates covering the truss rod and electronics cavities. This bass plays very well and sounds great!
The flame top is almost identical to the one on my Excel, so they look loke twins
Post Number: 547
|Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2006 - 4:48 pm: |
Your Epic's really beautiful. I've come to regret passing up the opportunity to get one a few years ago. It was a 6 - I don't remember the top wood. Probably flame or quilted Maple. Around $1600 brand new!!! Try and find that today.
Enjoy - and my best wishes for you.
Post Number: 571
|Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2006 - 4:58 pm: |
You'll enjoy that Epic quite a bit, I bet. I wish my Epics had inlays, but both of mine are standards (not the GC run) although I bought my first at a GC in Villa Park, IL.
Post Number: 549
|Posted on Thursday, May 04, 2006 - 4:31 pm: |
I found a place that's selling another one of these limited edition Epics as well as a really cool 5 string.
Here's the site http://www.williesguitars.com/
I've purchased quite a few vintage Jazz Basses from this place as well as an older Essence (a '93 I believe with a beautiful Koa top), so I can vouch for their honesty.
Check them out.
Post Number: 131
|Posted on Friday, May 05, 2006 - 5:38 am: |
Willies currently has two Alembics in stock:
If anyone wants a personal report on either of these, let me know and I'll try to get over there at lunch early next week.
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Wednesday, August 09, 2006 - 11:01 am: |
I recently purchased the 4 string from Willies American Guitars. This is the most unbelievable instrument I have ever owned. It is #16.
Post Number: 4215
|Posted on Wednesday, August 09, 2006 - 4:05 pm: |
Hi John; welcome and congrats!
Post Number: 269
|Posted on Sunday, August 27, 2006 - 10:30 am: |
A looker and a player!
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 5:12 pm: |
nice! i've owned #5 since new...bought it at a guitar center in nj
Post Number: 4702
|Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2007 - 5:26 pm: |
Hi Dave; welcome to the board!