Post Number: 1
|Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 7:16 pm: |
I visited California in December on a vacation with my wife to visit my brother in Hanford. We visited Yosemite, and Big Sur, Napa and wine country. Was too cold to rent the harley for the wine country though. While we headed up to wine country Is topped over in Santa Rosa. I tried to call ahead to get a tour of the factory but was unsuccessful. I just knocked on the door and to my surprise was welcomed into the Alembic factory. Needless to say everyone was so gracious and kind to show me the whole operation and the atrisans at work. Having owned a series I in the 90's and regretting selling it ever since, this was nirvana and the pictures I got are amazing. Also got to play alot of basses. I am now saving all my gig money to purchase a custom series II and sell all my other axes. Alembic is a famiy run first class operation and I thank them for there hospitality while i was there. This was a bucket list for me and will visit again.
Post Number: 1108
|Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 3:43 am: |
"Alembic is a famiy run first class operation . ."
Yeah, that's way up there on the cool scale.
Tom, glad your visit was fulfilling.
One of these days I'll get there.
Post Number: 1941
|Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 7:00 am: |
Tom, Welcome to the forum and thanks for sharing the tour experience. I can't wait to get there too. Best, Art
Post Number: 238
|Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 7:24 am: |
Was there in late August and hopefully will be again in April.
And the area around Santa Rosa is wonderful, especially if you like good wine and good food.
Post Number: 11281
|Posted on Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 6:18 pm: |
Hi Tom; welcome to the club. And congrats on getting the tour.
Post Number: 3838
|Posted on Monday, January 27, 2014 - 6:13 am: |
Hi Tom, I had a tour of the alembic factory just short of 2 years ago and it is an interesting place to see how pieces of exotic named woods start as slabs and become musical instruments.
I hope you enjoy being a part of the forum.