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Username: fishmanpa

Post Number: 1
Registered: 1-2013
Posted on Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 3:35 pm:   Edit Post

I have an Alembic custom guitar. 1986 strat style. serial#86E415. 24 fret, neck through, figured maple and mahogony, three pickup (2 single, one humbucker, Alembic active electronics, 5 way selector switch, Khaler locking tremelo. It's in excellent condition. Any way of determining it's value?
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Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 5325
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 7:59 pm:   Edit Post


Welcome to the club. The "E" in your serial number usually means it's an Electrum, but your description of a Strat like shape and neck through construction sounds more like a California Special. Either way fair market value is probably in the $1600-$2500 range, depending on condition. Pictures would very much help in identifying the guitar and determining value.

Bill, tgo
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Username: gtrguy

Post Number: 566
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Monday, January 28, 2013 - 10:13 am:   Edit Post

I think Electrums are neck-throughs. 86 I think means it is a little after the usual run of Electrums and may well be a custom made one for a specific buyer.

Yes, pictures please!
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Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 5329
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Monday, January 28, 2013 - 10:55 pm:   Edit Post

Electrums are, indeed, neck throughs. My first Alembic was an Electrum. I meant to write that the strat shape and kahler sounds like a California Special. Looking forward to seeing some pics.

Bill, tgo
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Username: tncaveman

Post Number: 154
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 6:11 pm:   Edit Post

Photos? This might get interesting :-)


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