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Username: stephenr

Post Number: 20
Registered: 9-2014
Posted on Monday, December 15, 2014 - 1:19 pm:   Edit Post

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.

32" scale
Brazilian Rosewood top and back over Mahogany core
Maple neck with Purpleheart laminates
Ebony fingerboard
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.

full shot front.jpg

alembic body.jpg

alembic back.jpg

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Username: musashi

Post Number: 235
Registered: 5-2004
Posted on Monday, December 15, 2014 - 4:52 pm:   Edit Post

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Username: room037

Post Number: 510
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 2:35 am:   Edit Post

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.
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Username: edwardofhuncote

Post Number: 132
Registered: 6-2014
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 5:39 am:   Edit Post

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:

Username: artswork99

Post Number: 2024
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 6:19 am:   Edit Post

Great bass, beautiful!

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