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davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11237
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, November 08, 2013 - 6:19 pm:   Edit Post

The Featured Custom for November is up, and it's a gorgeous Further! I love the top; and it matches up beautifully with the plated hardware and the inlays. In fact, the hardware really pulls together the lines in the top laminate and the pickups and controls; it all really works well together. Beautiful guitar! Congrats to both Richard and Rachel!
hifiguy
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Username: hifiguy

Post Number: 391
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Friday, November 08, 2013 - 10:23 pm:   Edit Post

Rachel is a very lucky girl and she has a dad with the finest of taste. She is now spoiled for life with regard to electric guitars, however.

What a simple and stunningly lovely instrument. That flame maple back is a gasser.
artswork99
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Username: artswork99

Post Number: 1918
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Saturday, November 09, 2013 - 7:14 am:   Edit Post

Congratulations Rachel! Great choice of a Christmas present Richard ;)
artswork99
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Username: artswork99

Post Number: 1919
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Saturday, November 09, 2013 - 7:15 am:   Edit Post

And a beautiful guitar it is!!!
dadabass2001
Senior Member
Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 1777
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, November 09, 2013 - 11:48 am:   Edit Post

That's a beautiful guitar! Rachel is a very lucky young lady!
:-)
hydrargyrum
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Username: hydrargyrum

Post Number: 1199
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Saturday, November 09, 2013 - 12:05 pm:   Edit Post

Oh my goodness. This is the first time in my life that I wished I was a 10 year old girl. Way to go Dad! I hope there's a "father of the year" mug in your future. Heck, I might buy you one. :-)
ajdover
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Username: ajdover

Post Number: 1015
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Saturday, November 09, 2013 - 12:57 pm:   Edit Post

Beautiful instrument, and a great father for getting his daughter something that nice.

Someday, I will order another series II that will definitely make the custom of the month list!

Congrats, Rachel. Enjoy it - and remember .... it is the instrument of a lifetime.
hifiguy
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Username: hifiguy

Post Number: 392
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Saturday, November 09, 2013 - 10:55 pm:   Edit Post

AJ you are so right. That is a precious heirloom to be passed down through generations. Alembics are the Stradivari of electric instruments.
cozmik_cowboy
Senior Member
Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 1616
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 7:26 am:   Edit Post

And here for 20 years I've been telling myself I was a really hip dad because I got my 9-y-o son a MIK Strat....................
Enjoy, Rachel!

Peter
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 3704
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 8:56 am:   Edit Post

The guitar doesn't maketh the man... or girl for that matter. But whether it's a strat or alembic, having a start with an instrument that is going to assist your learning rather than frustrate your progress has got to be a great opportunity for a beginner. Victor Wooten learnt to play bass on an alembic at age 13.
So she is in great company.
http://alembic.com/club/messages/411/13503.html?1257644009
Jazzyvee
hifiguy
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Username: hifiguy

Post Number: 393
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 12:31 pm:   Edit Post

You are so right, Jazzy. I was lucky and started on a Precision. It was a little too big, neckwise, for my teenaged hands and was quickly swapped for a shop-damaged but lovely feeling Jazz Bass and the bond was made.

The right instrument is the difference between long-term love and complete frustration when you are a young player.
jacko
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 3453
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, November 11, 2013 - 4:22 am:   Edit Post

A beautiful instrument and one lucky young lady. However, having two daughters of my own I can't help but think what the conversation will be next Christmas.... "actually dad, I've always wanted to play the Bass" :-)

Graeme
5a_quilt_top
Intermediate Member
Username: 5a_quilt_top

Post Number: 198
Registered: 6-2012
Posted on Monday, November 11, 2013 - 10:14 am:   Edit Post

As if I needed any "further" incentive to get one of these...

Wow - really beautiful. +1 on the hardware. Details like that are what elevate these instruments beyond custom to functional works of art.

Enjoy it for many years to come!
alembickoa
Intermediate Member
Username: alembickoa

Post Number: 147
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, November 11, 2013 - 3:55 pm:   Edit Post

Magnificent...
bassjigga
Advanced Member
Username: bassjigga

Post Number: 389
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Monday, November 25, 2013 - 9:37 pm:   Edit Post

That's one hell of a Christmas gift!

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