Post Number: 7893
|Posted on Friday, January 18, 2013 - 9:40 am: |
This will be live to the world in a little while, and just a touch earlier here on the Alembic Club. I hope you enjoy reading Diamond-Eyed Jack as much as we did building it. Enjoy!
Post Number: 1024
|Posted on Friday, January 18, 2013 - 9:46 am: |
I'm loving it!
Post Number: 1131
|Posted on Friday, January 18, 2013 - 10:09 am: |
my God what a BEAUTY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love particularly this coco bolo if you see what I mean....
Post Number: 357
|Posted on Friday, January 18, 2013 - 10:27 am: |
Holy cow! How can Alembic keep topping itself time and time again? What a magnificent heirloom instrument. I yam gobsmacked, I yam.
Post Number: 1709
|Posted on Friday, January 18, 2013 - 12:10 pm: |
Post Number: 30
|Posted on Friday, January 18, 2013 - 2:53 pm: |
I think I'm in shock. That's an absolutely unbelievable instrument. Congratulations, to one and all!
Post Number: 3285
|Posted on Friday, January 18, 2013 - 4:26 pm: |
I think Bill will enjoy this one.
Post Number: 7894
|Posted on Friday, January 18, 2013 - 4:58 pm: |
I almost forgot to post the back-view picture for Pauldo:
Thank you for all the kind words. I am glad there are others out there that understand our particular madness.
Post Number: 1823
|Posted on Friday, January 18, 2013 - 6:24 pm: |
Congratulations CJ! What a wonderful way to keep your father close.
An exquisite example of beauty in art. Play it healthy! Enjoy, Art
Post Number: 2756
|Posted on Friday, January 18, 2013 - 6:33 pm: |
Every aspect from the core flame maple to the Coco Bolo to electronics to the inlays to the personal details is just stunning ! That LOGO ! WOW _____Congratulations !
Post Number: 10996
|Posted on Friday, January 18, 2013 - 7:01 pm: |
This is a wonderful guitar. We say that kind of thing often here, but I was really struck by this instrument. I think the picture that really put the whole thing in focus for me was the one centered on the D.E. Jack nameplate inlay; that's when I realized that the whole guitar was just really wonderful.
Post Number: 5317
|Posted on Friday, January 18, 2013 - 7:01 pm: |
Another grand slam home run by Alembic! The purpleheart/ebony neck is a stunning combo. And the fret markers are very unique and creative. Love it!
Post Number: 3316
|Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 3:41 am: |
Post Number: 50
|Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 10:41 am: |
A great story and an amazing looking guitar !! Incredible artwork !!
Post Number: 922
|Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 10:32 am: |
The backside shows the unadulterated, pure, beauty of the fundamental being of the instrument.
The warm soft curves that call for a hand to caress them, leading ones eyes up to the pure gently tapered neck crowned with a regal shape. No distraction of strings and knobs, just beautifully shaped wood.
Post Number: 1025
|Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 10:38 am: |
Pauldo....have you been spying on my woman???
Post Number: 1016
|Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013 - 1:10 pm: |
That really is spectacular. I can only imagine what it must be like to actually hold. What it must sound like! WOW!
Post Number: 126
|Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013 - 1:43 pm: |
Thank you for the great comments and well wishes! Also, a HUGE public thank you to everyone at Alembic for making this one-of-a-kind instrument for my family and I.
The journey has been wonderful, and it would have been a shame if I didn't document it… so I did. I didn't want to forget the trip, so I decided to blog about it. I first want to apologize to all of you in the Alembic community for limiting the blog to family and close friends. Once it was clear that the guitar was going to get the FC treatment, a decision was made to keep the guitar under wraps until the big unveiling.
Now the shroud is lifted, and I'd like to present to you all the journey of Diamond-Eyed Jack! For those that have gone through a custom build, I'm sure to be treading on familiar territory. And even if you haven't chosen that particular road to get here, I'm confident you'll have a blast!
Please enjoy the read, comment if you are so inclined, and share with anyone you think would be interested!
I just love this guitar. Now… about that East Coast gathering...
Post Number: 127
|Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013 - 1:44 pm: |
And yes, rami - 'wow' would be one word used to describe the sound!
Post Number: 159
|Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013 - 7:23 pm: |
Just read your blogs about the build and your decisions along the way. Very interesting. Also some great stories and insight into the amazing family that crafts these incredible instruments for us to enjoy. Thanks for sharing.
Post Number: 1956
|Posted on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 7:13 am: |
When I had my Elan built, after talking thru it with Susan and Will Gunn (both the BEST!), I told Susan I wanted it tinted green 'about halfway between Hunter Green and a BP sign'. No color swatches, nothing, just that idea.
I decided to not ever call them. Just see it when it was done. Without my knowledge, they shot it the first time, decided it wasn't what I implied, stripped it and started over, completely on their own. When I got it about a year after order, yes, it was EXACTLY the color I had in mind.
J o e y