Post Number: 20
|Posted on Monday, December 15, 2014 - 1:19 pm: |
Wanted to share a couple of pictures of my 1978 Brazilian Rosewood five-string Series I bass. I have owned this instrument since 1985. It was my second Alembic bass and my first five-string bass.
I mentioned this bass to Mica a couple of years ago during a phone conversation and she told me they have no records in-house about this particular instrument. I also do not have the build sheet.
Brazilian Rosewood top and back over Mahogany core
Maple neck with Purpleheart laminates
Mother of Pearl inlays
Walnut laminates on front and rear of peghead
Still have the original case. The bass has Schaller tuning keys, the original tuning keys appear to have been replaced at some point prior to my acquisition.
Post Number: 235
|Posted on Monday, December 15, 2014 - 4:52 pm: |
Post Number: 510
|Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 2:35 am: |
Wow ! Nice bass !
Very interested unusual tail piece.
Incredible top and back wood !
I also own small body MSB 5 strings.
My bass set up with Hi-C strings.
Now it is my main bass.
Post Number: 132
|Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 5:39 am: |
Wow, now that's one I'd love to try! What a beauty! And even better, that must be one of the earliest 5-strings too.
I'm with Eiji on the unusual tailpiece... it reminds me of the one on this employee-made Europa:
Post Number: 2024
|Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 6:19 am: |
Great bass, beautiful!