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lbpesq
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Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 2618
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Friday, September 14, 2007 - 9:25 pm:   Edit Post

Ezra:

I was at the factory today and saw your guitar. WOW!!!! HOLY S***!!!!! What an INCREDIBLE looking instrument. The top wood shifts patterns as the angle changes. Even the grain in the flames seems to change. The neck recipe is soooooo tasty. The ebony framed by vermilion with the maple pinstripes in between looks downright elegant! Mica pointed out the shape of the body and the Omega in relation to the Skylark. VERY cool! You're going to LOVE this one. Congrats on a truly beautiful and unique guitar!

Bill, tgo

(Message edited by lbpesq on September 14, 2007)
eardolin
Junior
Username: eardolin

Post Number: 35
Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Sunday, September 16, 2007 - 9:29 am:   Edit Post

Hey Bill-
Thanks for the update and kind words- It was a pleasure watching your latest instrument come to life as well...
the_8_string_king
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Username: the_8_string_king

Post Number: 796
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Sunday, September 16, 2007 - 11:23 am:   Edit Post

Ezra, it's looking really great! Nice color combination... the contrast looks great.
jerico
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Username: jerico

Post Number: 88
Registered: 7-2005
Posted on Monday, September 17, 2007 - 5:49 pm:   Edit Post

Love the body style - the "bulbous" body really suits the horns and the omega. You've got a good eye!
J
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4918
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, November 06, 2007 - 1:00 pm:   Edit Post

Rubout...
rubout
eardolin
Junior
Username: eardolin

Post Number: 36
Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Tuesday, November 06, 2007 - 1:23 pm:   Edit Post

Mica-
Thanks so much for the picture- I really dig the control layout and the top- Totally amazing! How are we doing with the electronics and the hardware..?
artswork99
Advanced Member
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 208
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Tuesday, November 06, 2007 - 3:49 pm:   Edit Post

Oh, is that pretty Ezra. Beautiful top, great looking neck combination and what a control layout... looks elaborate.
Play it healthy!
Art
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5646
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, November 07, 2007 - 8:04 pm:   Edit Post

So, what are the electronics; or do we have to wait until it's finished?
bassman10096
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Username: bassman10096

Post Number: 1019
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2007 - 5:51 am:   Edit Post

I really like the overall shape. The lower curves and the horns remind me a little of an Ampeg AMB1 (http://www.pro-music-news.com/html/03/e91202da.htm), but I like the slight offset and the shorter, sharper look of your guitar's horns better, The vermillion in the neck and body are just the right thing - they just look warm. Nice balance to the ebony, too. Can't wait to see what the electronics dept has in store.
eardolin
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Username: eardolin

Post Number: 37
Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2007 - 12:44 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks for the compliments- I am very pleased with how this instrument is coming along- The electronics are custom yet simple, Skylark with some added features- The shape is derived from the Skylark as well (interesting reference to the Ampeg Amg1, also quite similar to the Travis Bean shape)- It's basically the Skylark body shape without the carved top, trimmed to where you would find the accent laminate on a regular Skylark with a 3 piece top...

(Message edited by eardolin on November 08, 2007)
bassman10096
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Username: bassman10096

Post Number: 1020
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2007 - 4:58 pm:   Edit Post

The shape is a very nice adaptation of Skylark. Great look.
paulman
Advanced Member
Username: paulman

Post Number: 261
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Friday, November 16, 2007 - 7:29 am:   Edit Post

To quote Ralph Cramden...

Hamna-hamna-hamna

Sweet looking axe sir! I thought I was done when I bought Further, this particular guitar makes me want a real custom. Congratulations!
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4963
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, December 07, 2007 - 8:11 pm:   Edit Post

Getting close...
nearly done

nearly done

Really close...
nearly done
tbrannon
Senior Member
Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 597
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Saturday, December 08, 2007 - 10:02 am:   Edit Post

That tailpiece is cool....like Batman meets Alembic. The omega cutout on it is a nice touch.

Lots of very neat little details on this guitar. I especially like the little maple wings on the omega tips.
byoung
Senior Member
Username: byoung

Post Number: 854
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Saturday, December 08, 2007 - 8:48 pm:   Edit Post

That... is one sweet looking guitar. Just awesome.
eardolin
Junior
Username: eardolin

Post Number: 38
Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Monday, December 10, 2007 - 9:14 am:   Edit Post

Mica- Thanks so much for the update! The hardware is absolutely beautiful and the arrival of strings and activators definitely marks a turning point. Looks like all it needs are some guts and we'll be good to go...
paulman
Advanced Member
Username: paulman

Post Number: 264
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Friday, December 14, 2007 - 5:55 am:   Edit Post

Nice choices eardolin! Chrome is not something I've seen much on Alembics. The tail piece is looking nice and heavy, and is there a thin piece of ebony under there?

And also ('cos I'm a guy I guess) I'd love to see the backside of that baby ;)
bassman10096
Senior Member
Username: bassman10096

Post Number: 1036
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Friday, December 14, 2007 - 10:49 am:   Edit Post

I can't wait to see this one get finished. I really like the chrome. It looks like the infamous ebony shim under the tailpiece (a nice touch). Congrats
Bill
eardolin
Junior
Username: eardolin

Post Number: 39
Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 7:36 am:   Edit Post

Thanks for the compliments, everyone at Alembic is doing an amazing job on this- The hardware is actually nickel not chrome (nickel is a bit less reflective) and yes I think there is an ebony shim under the tail piece although it is a bit difficult to see in these smaller pictures...
eardolin
Junior
Username: eardolin

Post Number: 40
Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 7:38 am:   Edit Post

Hey Mica-
Did you happen to get any of my messages last week?
Best-
Ezra
cozmik_cowboy
Advanced Member
Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 236
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 8:51 am:   Edit Post

I'm going to go out on a limb here and predict a continuation of the current trend to guitar COTMs. Everything about this one just works.

Peter
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4998
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 7:45 pm:   Edit Post

Sorry, Ezra. I did get your emails, and I meant to get back with you. After dad finishes up with Paul's calibration on Mele Aloha, he thinks there's just a couple of hours left to tidy up your electronics. He's really happy with the way they are coming out. This means that we're shooting for shipping on Friday for Saturday delivery if you think you'll be around. Otherwise, we'll coordinate a time that works our for you to get it.
eardolin
Junior
Username: eardolin

Post Number: 41
Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 8:19 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Mica-
No need at all for an apology, I know everyone is super busy. Glad to hear everything is coming along so well. Saturday sounds great! Maybe just give me a call before it ships so we can confirm the details...
mele_aloha
Advanced Member
Username: mele_aloha

Post Number: 338
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Friday, December 21, 2007 - 4:22 pm:   Edit Post

I just LOVE LOVE LOVE that Nickel Ezra!!!

Beautiful instrument.

Congradulations and Merry Christmas, Paul
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 5006
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, December 21, 2007 - 5:25 pm:   Edit Post

Sorry there, Ezra. Your electronics didn't quite make it for a pre-Christmas shipment. Whaddaya doing next Friday?
eardolin
Junior
Username: eardolin

Post Number: 42
Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Friday, December 21, 2007 - 6:55 pm:   Edit Post

Getting a new guitar?

Next Friday sounds great!


(Message edited by eardolin on December 21, 2007)
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 5043
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2008 - 7:00 pm:   Edit Post

Well, it's finally done!
done

I played and tested it thoroughly tonight. I think you are really going to like the way it plays and sounds. The neck is very nice.
eardolin
Junior
Username: eardolin

Post Number: 43
Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2008 - 7:43 pm:   Edit Post

Mica-
Totally amazing! It looks fantastic!
Great to hear you got to spend some quality time with it this evening- Can't wait to do the same- Will give a call tomorrow-
Thanks so much for everything-
-Ezra
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 5046
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2008 - 7:46 pm:   Edit Post

On the way home I remembered that we need to put your custom knobs on the guitar. I'll make sure that happens before we ship!
eardolin
Junior
Username: eardolin

Post Number: 44
Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2008 - 7:52 pm:   Edit Post

Yeah, I was kind of looking at that but couldn't really see in this picture if the ebony knobs were on it-
Thanks again...
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5990
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2008 - 9:39 pm:   Edit Post

Congrats!! It's such a cool guitar, literally from top to bottom! The control layout looks really nice too!
eardolin
Junior
Username: eardolin

Post Number: 45
Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Saturday, January 12, 2008 - 2:06 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Mica-
It arrived safely this morning and it's awesome!
The pictures on this thread, while very compelling, certainly do not express the intricate beauty of this instrument- The subtle stripes of gray within the ebony veneer on the peghead are stunning- The overall fit is excellent for me as well- My left hand tucks perfectly against the volute in the first position- It's super comfortable to play- And the sound, let's just say it goes way beyond my expectations- Ron did an outstanding job with the electronics- I've been playing guitar since I was 12 and it's as if I've never really heard what I was playing until today- The clarity is flat out amazing and the ability to blend the clean and processed sound via the wet/dry mix control is a really great feature- Please pass my sincere gratitude along to everyone that contributed to this project-
Thanks again for everything-
-Ezra
jerico
Member
Username: jerico

Post Number: 90
Registered: 7-2005
Posted on Saturday, January 12, 2008 - 6:28 pm:   Edit Post

That is stunning! Love the no-inlay neck too - very elegant!
811952
Senior Member
Username: 811952

Post Number: 1308
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Sunday, January 13, 2008 - 9:15 am:   Edit Post

Beautiful!
osoloco69
Junior
Username: osoloco69

Post Number: 50
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 3:03 am:   Edit Post

Do you have any sound clips showcasing the electronics?
andbassforall
Junior
Username: andbassforall

Post Number: 46
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 1:24 pm:   Edit Post

Wow, that's amazing. I love the tail piece. It looks like something batman would keep on his belt!
osoloco69
Member
Username: osoloco69

Post Number: 62
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 9:11 am:   Edit Post

What ever happened to Ezra?
eardolin
Member
Username: eardolin

Post Number: 51
Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 8:56 am:   Edit Post

Hey, I'm still here. Work has totally consumed me for the past couple years (in addition to teaching I started a CNC/digital fabrication business) but browsing the Alembic club is one of my favorite distractions. Sometimes I consider posting but then decide I should probably just get back to work. The guitar is still fantastic. I don't get to play out much anymore but make a point of playing it as often as I can. Every time I plug it in it's a wonderful surprise. The sound is just so clear and strong. I'd still like to post some clips but the truth is that would probably consume the better part of an afternoon and the free time that I do have goes to the house, wife and kids (not necessarily in that order). Maybe it would be easy to do something with the flip video camera and youtube, we'll see...
artswork99
Moderator
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 1601
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Monday, October 24, 2011 - 7:03 am:   Edit Post

Nice to hear from you again Ezra. Glad that you're still enjoying this beauty!

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