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flaxattack
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Username: flaxattack

Post Number: 1567
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Monday, June 18, 2007 - 6:36 pm:   Edit Post

the further!!!!!!!!!???

now thats original bill,..........
please.........
put the weed down and step away from the volcano....
hey brad
i use that line with annie whenever i buy a toy....
take it easy honey... i could be BILL!!!!!!!
thanks for the comps on scarlets front brad...

billy name it
i am so glad i am a lawyer so i dont have to work for a living,,,,,,,,,lol
byoung
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Username: byoung

Post Number: 690
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 2:35 pm:   Edit Post

Maybe call it "time"? As in: things take time.

Bradley
lbpesq
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Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 2460
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 10:34 pm:   Edit Post

It's done!

Bill, tgo
flaxattack
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Username: flaxattack

Post Number: 1573
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 8:19 am:   Edit Post

i know
i just saw it on cnn~~~~~~~~~~
rraymond
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Username: rraymond

Post Number: 284
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 8:43 am:   Edit Post

Flax, would that be the Cannabis News Network? LOL! Enjoy the guitar Bill!
alemberic
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Username: alemberic

Post Number: 52
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 9:07 am:   Edit Post

Bill--I hope your new guitar is everything you hoped it would be visually, and especially sonically. Enjoy!! Maybe some of us northern Californians will even get to hear and see it at a future gathering!

Eric
flaxattack
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Username: flaxattack

Post Number: 1574
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 12:56 pm:   Edit Post

maybe he should name it
REEFER?

i think its a good candidate for a coffee cup bill
jalevinemd
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Username: jalevinemd

Post Number: 580
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 1:13 pm:   Edit Post

In reference to the inlaid quote as well as the exquisite quilted top, may I suggest simply "Woody."
lbpesq
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Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 2464
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 7:37 am:   Edit Post

Jonathan:

It that your original idea, or did you read my post #2451, about 15 posts above? If the former, great minds think alike. As of this morning "Woody" is in the running, along with "Leaf", "Peace", "World Justice & Peace", "Esquire" and "Expensive" (the latter two are my wife's suggestions). My wife also thought of "Patience" but it's already been used by the 10/06 COTM. Nominations are still being accepted.

Bill, tgo
flaxattack
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Username: flaxattack

Post Number: 1576
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 8:42 am:   Edit Post

i like.........
FRED
no reason i just like it
jalevinemd
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Username: jalevinemd

Post Number: 582
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 9:13 am:   Edit Post

Bill,

It's simply a case of great minds thinking alike.
lbpesq
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Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 2466
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 9:48 am:   Edit Post

Jefflaxshim:

Late last night, after I FINALLY wiped the Further down and tucked it into it's case for the night, Tina, (senior management), suggests I name it "Jesse" after our beloved cat that went to the great litter box in the sky last December. I told her you would have something to say about that as you'd already commissioned "Scooter". We had a good laugh over it.

Jonathan:

Aren't we wonderful! lol

Bill, tgo
flaxattack
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Username: flaxattack

Post Number: 1577
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 10:52 am:   Edit Post

tina wins
good name........i endorse it buddy
scooter was decommissioned after the f-up tribute
although
i am toying- oh no-with the cat inlay again....
kenbass4
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Username: kenbass4

Post Number: 257
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 1:42 pm:   Edit Post

So Bill,


WHERE ARE THE PICTURES?????

(sound of beer bottles banging on a table)

Ken
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4699
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, June 22, 2007 - 3:23 pm:   Edit Post

Well I thought Bill was gonna post some, and mine are for the Featured Custom (yes you will see many more when it's a Featured Custom) but for now, here's Bill opening the case:
opens
He's laughin' and moving fast! Jason tied a big red bow around the case that was impossible to release. Mary had mercy and brought in the scissors.

Then Bill sat down and played for a while:
playing

Maybe Bill wil post a few more this weekend to ease the bottle clanking.
the_8_string_king
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Username: the_8_string_king

Post Number: 636
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Friday, June 22, 2007 - 4:12 pm:   Edit Post

Congrats, Bill!

What a long, strange wait it's been...
byoung
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Username: byoung

Post Number: 700
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Friday, June 22, 2007 - 8:11 pm:   Edit Post

Bill,

guitarus photografiericus maximus, carpe jugulum.

I don't think that babelfish will translate so:

Post many photos soon so we don't have to choke you :-).

Bradley
Yes, there is a Terry Pratchett reference, Virginia.
tom_z
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Username: tom_z

Post Number: 531
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Friday, June 22, 2007 - 9:36 pm:   Edit Post

Congratulations Bill!! Looks like you'll be occupied with this baby for a while. I eagerly await detailed photos from your camera and/or Mica's. I would love to hear your assessment of the Further electronics. Enjoy!

I banged a few bottles tonight in honor of your new Axe of Justice.

Peace
Tom
jtussing
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Username: jtussing

Post Number: 99
Registered: 12-2006
Posted on Saturday, June 23, 2007 - 5:26 am:   Edit Post

Yes, PICTURES PICTURES PICTURES! ! ! That's a beautiful addition to your collection, congrats!

- Jim
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5153
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, June 23, 2007 - 5:36 pm:   Edit Post

Congrats!!!
lbpesq
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Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 2475
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Sunday, June 24, 2007 - 7:37 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks, everyone. Well, here I am making the 200th post on this thread ... what a long strange trip indeed! As one might suspect, since I picked it up Wednesday evening, I've been spending a lot of time playing and just darn staring at my new Further. (My wife is beginning to question my sanity. On the other hand, my 12 year old has had a similar reaction all weekend to his new Air Jordan's!) I took some pics today and am posting below. My first impression upon seeing this intrument was indescribable. Even having visited it often during incubation, I was still not prepared for the finished guitar. WOW! Just WOW!!!! I've been playing the last few days mostly acoustic, though I have plugged it into a few different amps along the way. Acoustically this thing has been a wonderful surprise. You can literally feel the vibration of each string right through the guitar! You actually feel the vibrations through the wood as you hold it. Another discovery is the sound coming from the back of the guitar. I guess it has to do with the chambers in the body, but it almost sounds like a muted acoustic guitar FROM THE BACK! It's pretty cool. As for makin' noise, unfortunately both my bands have been off this past week. That's o.k. as I will be bringing it up to Santa Rosa this week to get a new nut. The neck on this was copied from my Strat, but the spacing of the strings cut into the nut wasn't (my strat was up there summer of '05 for a couple of weeks). As you can see in the shots below, there is plenty of real estate on the fret board outside the E strings, so I'm going to get the strings spread out a little more so these fat fingers can fit. One other mod I'll be getting is an internal dimmer pot for the LEDs. They are quite a bit brighter than the ones on Big Irv, my '77 12 string Series 1. I'd like them a little less bright. Anyway, here are some pics. Unfortunately the gold and gold MOP in the scales didn't really come out. I suspect Mica may be posting some better ones in the future? Well I'm heading back to the Further. As for names, here is the current list of possibilities in handicapped order:

1. Justice
2. Woody
3. Peace
4. Leaf (the inlay I forgot to show below, but it's in the thread above)
5. Esquire
6. Jesse
7. Expensive
8. ????

Bill, tgo








(Message edited by lbpesq on June 25, 2007)
grateful
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Username: grateful

Post Number: 217
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, June 25, 2007 - 6:26 am:   Edit Post

Congrats Bill, another beautiful (understatement!) Further. I too have been surprised by how much a Further resonates to the string vibrations without damping them. Do I detect that your body is a twelve layer sandwich? Eleven not good enough? I'd be interested to here how she compares to your Series I guitar.

Mark
mele_aloha
Intermediate Member
Username: mele_aloha

Post Number: 171
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Monday, June 25, 2007 - 10:01 pm:   Edit Post

Oh Man Bill,

I just melt at the site of your beautiful instrument. It is like looking at the best thing anybody could ever have. Literally, I would love to have a Harley, but even though I always use Harleys when comparing my bass on order when explaining to my friends what I am doing, there is just no honest comparison. These instruments are finer than the finest Harley. Finer than the finest jewelry one has to offer. I think at this point I would have to go as far as saying that I would much rather hold a custom Alembic than a brick of solid gold.

You are so lucky, you must be on cloud nine and having a hard time sleeping. I can't wait for mine either.

And "Furthermore" it is always nice to see the baby with it's new father! I love to see the owners with there piece. You really go well with it. I mean that!

Finally, I would have to check with Bradley on this (LOL), because my English isn't to well, but I think I would name it "Stealth". Is that what the name of that Air Force jet is? I know I haven't played it but from taking your word for it I am sure it deserves it.

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!!.

Aloha, Paul
crgaston
Senior Member
Username: crgaston

Post Number: 404
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - 7:25 am:   Edit Post

Wow, Bill!

That is just beautiful!

I'm starting to think we're in a Golden Age of Alembic with all the amazing work they're doing the past couple of years, especially with the inlays. Enjoy it!
cozmik_cowboy
Intermediate Member
Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 162
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - 1:35 pm:   Edit Post

(In a Keanu Reeves "Bill & Ted" voice) Whoooa! Excellent! The CB P/Us & knobs on the quilt is a stroke of sheer genius. Congrats.

Peter
jahnahisti
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Username: jahnahisti

Post Number: 79
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - 11:57 pm:   Edit Post

Dig the truss rod cover too!

Brian
lbpesq
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Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 2490
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 5:36 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks for all the good thoughts. My wife tells me she caught me falling asleep playing the guitar! She came into the room and I was sitting on the couch around midnight with my eyes closed playing. She said I would stop playing like I was asleep, and then sort of wake and start playing again!

Maiden voyage tonight. First band rehearsal since delivery. 1.5 hours to go. I'm excited!

Bill, tgo
jahnahisti
Member
Username: jahnahisti

Post Number: 80
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 12:19 am:   Edit Post

You're wielding the FURTHER of JUSTICE!
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5191
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 6:33 am:   Edit Post

Or perhaps the Just Further.
byoung
Senior Member
Username: byoung

Post Number: 713
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 9:31 am:   Edit Post

Further of Justice +1/+2 against prosecutors.

heh.
jacko
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 1233
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, July 02, 2007 - 4:30 am:   Edit Post

So how did rehearsals go Bill?

Graeme
hydrargyrum
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Username: hydrargyrum

Post Number: 264
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Monday, July 02, 2007 - 5:56 am:   Edit Post

That is one of the prettiest backs I have ever seen. congratulations Bill.
richbass939
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Username: richbass939

Post Number: 860
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Saturday, July 28, 2007 - 11:40 am:   Edit Post

Bill, congrats. That quilt top just makes me stop breathing and stare for a minute. Beautiful!!
Rich

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