Post Number: 11237
|Posted on Friday, November 08, 2013 - 6:19 pm: |
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!
Post Number: 391
|Posted on Friday, November 08, 2013 - 10:23 pm: |
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.
Post Number: 1918
|Posted on Saturday, November 09, 2013 - 7:14 am: |
Congratulations Rachel! Great choice of a Christmas present Richard ;)
Post Number: 1919
|Posted on Saturday, November 09, 2013 - 7:15 am: |
And a beautiful guitar it is!!!
Post Number: 1777
|Posted on Saturday, November 09, 2013 - 11:48 am: |
That's a beautiful guitar! Rachel is a very lucky young lady!
Post Number: 1199
|Posted on Saturday, November 09, 2013 - 12:05 pm: |
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. :-)
Post Number: 1015
|Posted on Saturday, November 09, 2013 - 12:57 pm: |
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.
Post Number: 392
|Posted on Saturday, November 09, 2013 - 10:55 pm: |
AJ you are so right. That is a precious heirloom to be passed down through generations. Alembics are the Stradivari of electric instruments.
Post Number: 1616
|Posted on Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 7:26 am: |
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....................
Post Number: 3704
|Posted on Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 8:56 am: |
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.
Post Number: 393
|Posted on Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 12:31 pm: |
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.
Post Number: 3453
|Posted on Monday, November 11, 2013 - 4:22 am: |
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" :-)
Post Number: 198
|Posted on Monday, November 11, 2013 - 10:14 am: |
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!
Post Number: 147
|Posted on Monday, November 11, 2013 - 3:55 pm: |
Post Number: 389
|Posted on Monday, November 25, 2013 - 9:37 pm: |
That's one hell of a Christmas gift!