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mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 4018
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2007 - 5:43 pm:   Edit Post

Saw your neck last night:
neck
fish
Junior
Username: fish

Post Number: 36
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Monday, January 22, 2007 - 3:20 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks
Mica

I am looking at this now thru my blackberry on the beach at the north coast of hawaii.

Keep the pictures coming
jtussing
Junior
Username: jtussing

Post Number: 20
Registered: 12-2006
Posted on Monday, January 22, 2007 - 4:05 pm:   Edit Post

Ok...that would be gloating... :-)
fish
Junior
Username: fish

Post Number: 37
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Monday, January 22, 2007 - 5:49 pm:   Edit Post

Not to worry

It's back to winter in
.
Phila tomorrow :-(
senmen
Senior Member
Username: senmen

Post Number: 619
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 - 2:36 am:   Edit Post

Fish,
DW no.10 on the way......
The DW owners club is growing....
Oliver
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 4293
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 4:52 pm:   Edit Post

Neck to body time!
ntb
fish
Junior
Username: fish

Post Number: 43
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 3:46 pm:   Edit Post

:-)
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 4342
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, March 23, 2007 - 6:24 pm:   Edit Post

It's routed now:
routed
We even remembered to forget the holes for the front :-)

Wait until the finish hits this Maple - it will spark way up, there is a lot going on.
fish
Junior
Username: fish

Post Number: 45
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Saturday, March 24, 2007 - 11:55 am:   Edit Post

Looks great Mica. Thank you.

Knob turners please divert your eyes. :-)
senmen
Senior Member
Username: senmen

Post Number: 649
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Saturday, March 24, 2007 - 2:00 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Dave,
the grain looks already great.
Be prepared to receive a great bass....

Many greetings from Tears for John.... :-)
Oliver (Spyderman)
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 4582
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 - 6:15 pm:   Edit Post

Nearly out of finish now:
finish

I keep thinking "Starburst" when I look at the grain of this Quilted Maple. It's unusual and I hope you love it as much as we do.

(Message edited by mica on May 16, 2007)
byoung
Senior Member
Username: byoung

Post Number: 645
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 - 6:24 pm:   Edit Post

Wow. Stunning.

Will this be the first series equipped Dragon Wing?
bassjigga
Advanced Member
Username: bassjigga

Post Number: 203
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 - 7:15 pm:   Edit Post

Wow beautiful! Unique quilt.
senmen
Senior Member
Username: senmen

Post Number: 662
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 2:35 am:   Edit Post

Dave,
wow, this is stunning. A fantastic top.
You will get a great bass, believe me.

Oliver (Spyderman)
grateful
Advanced Member
Username: grateful

Post Number: 209
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 3:07 am:   Edit Post

That is an incredible piece of maple!

Mark
the_mule
Senior Member
Username: the_mule

Post Number: 655
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 3:28 am:   Edit Post

Incredible wood, easily the best figured maple top I've ever seen!
Please forgive me my ignorance, but what's the deal with the (lack of) knobs?

Wilfred
jtussing
Member
Username: jtussing

Post Number: 86
Registered: 12-2006
Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 3:41 am:   Edit Post

Whoa. I never feel as inept with adjectives as when I look at one of these for the first time. Just beautiful.

Congratulations on a stunning instrument!

- Jim
jags
Intermediate Member
Username: jags

Post Number: 135
Registered: 12-2006
Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 5:16 am:   Edit Post

it is very nice. sadly though it seems that another dragon wing with a close miss. i've seen a few dragons with maple tops and some nice 5A quilts. one was actually a sample in the mothership when i visited last July. for me though if i was to get a dragon custom, the only wood i see available would be "spalted maple", especially after seeing the last "spalted custom". i think this wood would portray the "scaly skin" of a dragon perfect. and all the mold lines could define many reptillian features. i'm actually surprised no one else has came up with it.

sweet bass anyways. i played a coco bolo dragon when i visited and it was the most comfy bass i had ever played!!!

(Message edited by jags on May 17, 2007)
fish
Junior
Username: fish

Post Number: 47
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 8:43 am:   Edit Post

Thank you all for the kind words

Mica, I love it.

As far as the “knob-less-ness” (is that a word?), stayed tuned.
dtrice
Member
Username: dtrice

Post Number: 58
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Monday, May 28, 2007 - 10:04 am:   Edit Post

I hope there is Quilt Maple like that available when I build my Series II. That would look amazing. Enjoy it!
the_8_string_king
Senior Member
Username: the_8_string_king

Post Number: 626
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Monday, May 28, 2007 - 2:44 pm:   Edit Post

Wow!!!

That's one of the coolest pieces of Quilted Maple I've EVER seen... definitely unsurpassed.

What a STUNNING piece!!! It looks like an electrical effect (or storm) to me.

Between the brightness of the Maple top and the Ebony laminate in the neck, you're going to be in for quite a sonic treat!

I'm curious to see what kind of electronics you're getting, and what the back looks like!
fish
Junior
Username: fish

Post Number: 48
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 2:05 pm:   Edit Post

"I'm curious to see what kind of electronics you're getting, and what the back looks like!"

Me too : )
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5099
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, June 10, 2007 - 9:00 pm:   Edit Post

Beautiful top! And I can see why Mica thought of "Starburst" as a description. It reminded me of sunlight dancing on a pool of water.
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 4731
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 - 1:59 pm:   Edit Post

Here's your bass when it was waiting for the electronics:
nearly done

Here's the electronics mid-way through building:
electronics

A lot of the staff here liked your electronics setup. Everyone has had their favorite settings messed up before, and this method is good insurance against that.
the_8_string_king
Senior Member
Username: the_8_string_king

Post Number: 668
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 - 2:21 pm:   Edit Post

Okay, now I'm REALLY curious...

What's the scoop on this instruments' electronics?

Some kind of custom "preserve your settings" setup?

I once toyed with the idea of asking for a custom feature where the range of each filter would have a digital readout from 0-99 -so I could memorize specific filter settings/sounds.

But, I didn't have the $, so I didn't bother asking them to waste their time coming up with a price for an option I wouldn't be getting.
fish
Member
Username: fish

Post Number: 53
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 - 4:39 pm:   Edit Post

WOW

I hope that Erik likes it too : )

Mica, it is great to see that you are back, and that all of the Alembic family seems to be on the mend.

Mark, I think that it is safe to say that the electronics are somewhat a “one off installation”. I will post a full report on them once I play around with them for a bit.
I hope Susan does not mind me quoting her, however she said “Now I know what to charge if someone else wants the same package”. I hope that I was not too much of a pain. I cannot imagine that too many people would want this set up.

She will be here in two days, I cannot wait!!!!!
fish
Member
Username: fish

Post Number: 54
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 - 12:32 pm:   Edit Post

Today is a happy day....

I will plug her in tonight..

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