Post Number: 561
|Posted on Monday, April 09, 2007 - 8:49 pm: |
Well...I couldn't take seeing pictures of Bill's amazing Series I six string any longer! As everyone knows, these are pretty hard to come by, especially in such great condition. This beautiful '75 Series I will be with me shortly. I'll post pics once it's arrived safely.
Post Number: 48
|Posted on Monday, April 09, 2007 - 9:25 pm: |
Very cool. Cograts, have fun.....
Post Number: 357
|Posted on Monday, April 09, 2007 - 9:39 pm: |
Too cool! Enjoy and post some more pictures when it arrives.
Post Number: 516
|Posted on Monday, April 09, 2007 - 10:03 pm: |
Wow Jonathan! Nice! I can't wait to hear how you feel it compares to the Skylark electronics. Now you guys are giving me a bit of a jones for a series guitar.
Post Number: 327
|Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 4:58 am: |
That is very nice especially with the caramel colored p/ups. Would'nt it be cool if Stanley Jordan played an Alembic?
Post Number: 2115
|Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 5:38 am: |
Post Number: 2296
|Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 7:17 am: |
Jonathan: Suuuhhhhwweeeeeeeeeetttttt!!!!! I guess next you're going to have to get a 12 string now? LOL Enjoy and definitely more pics upon arrival!
Post Number: 91
|Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2007 - 6:30 pm: |
Wow! This beauty is 32 years old? She is abso-freaking-lutely gorgeous! Congrats on acquiring such a lovely older Alembic, Jonathan.
Post Number: 4957
|Posted on Friday, April 13, 2007 - 8:24 pm: |
Post Number: 576
|Posted on Saturday, June 16, 2007 - 1:46 pm: |
I am planning to have this guitar refinished. Most people wouldn't find it necessary, some nothing short of blasphemous. It is 32 years old and has the usual finish checking and some finish cracks. The tailpiece needs one screw. Other than that, its in excellent shape. The electronics work fine and I had no issues in Chicago to suggest that it needs a Series upgrade.I thought I could handle the imperfections that Father Time has wrought, but 39 years of obsessive-compulsiveness wins out over 32 years of natural aging.
The reason I mention this, is that I will offer it for sale to anyone here who wants it. These guitars don't come up for sale often and I wanted to give someone the opportunity to have it as is. The price is $2950. That includes the original (working) power supply and a flight case.
It's not going on ebay or anywhere else and the price is non-negotiable. If no one here takes it off my hands, the next photos you see will be post-refin ones.
Post Number: 2444
|Posted on Saturday, June 16, 2007 - 2:42 pm: |
Why sell? Is there something you don't like about it? Mine is currently back at the mothership having the neck reshaped more to my liking.
Post Number: 577
|Posted on Saturday, June 16, 2007 - 3:09 pm: |
As crazy as it sounds, I think I just feel guilty about tampering with it simply to have it look brand new. If there's someone here who will love it for what it is - a naturally aged Alembic - I'd rather they enjoy it. Otherwise, I'm fully prepared to send it back through the time machine.
Post Number: 812
|Posted on Saturday, June 16, 2007 - 4:46 pm: |
If that were a bass I'd jump all over it like a spider monkey.
Post Number: 475
|Posted on Saturday, June 16, 2007 - 5:21 pm: |
Don't feel guilty- it's your guitar. If you want it spotless, make it spotless.
If you had a mint one and were sending it to somebody to have them 'relic' it, THEN we might call you crazy.
Post Number: 146
|Posted on Sunday, June 17, 2007 - 9:17 am: |
good call toby
Post Number: 283
|Posted on Sunday, June 17, 2007 - 10:40 am: |
I agree 100% with Toby. If you want it to look like new - do it, send it to the Alembic wizards. That's a great guitar you have. To see it as is, and then get it back in pristine condition will be startling. I did that with my Elan and when I got it back, I wasn't just blown away, I was COMPLETELY blown away. I had my Elan refinished in Wineburst, it had been clear coat on quilted maple. It's not everyone's cup 'o tea, but I love it. One thing that took my breath away was the way the newly cleaned brass just GLOWED. Anyway, if you're thinking about a refin, do it, you won't be disappointed!
Post Number: 1216
|Posted on Monday, June 18, 2007 - 3:31 am: |
Keep it and have it refinished Jonathon. Now that I have a new fretted bass, I'm sending my epic off to be refinished. I have no qualms about getting rid of 10 years worth of gigging scars.
Post Number: 242
|Posted on Monday, June 18, 2007 - 8:08 am: |
iT LOOKED JUST PERFECT TO ME gRAEME!!???
Sorry I missed Saturday in falkirk, but I have been nigh on unable to walk since Wednesday of last week. An old bike injury from 18 years ago.
I now am the poud owner of 2 screwed and nailed lower legs, which sometime give me some SERIOUS stick.
Let me know when you play there next.
How was the MK 5----------------Yeah!!! I know
Enjoy my friend
Post Number: 249
|Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 1:21 am: |
Sorry for the hijack.
keep the Series-she looks great.
I'vr heard from several people that refinishing has sometimes changed the tone of the instrument ever so slightly-so beware.
Anyway, battle scars show that the instrument has been well used. My Series 1 from 76 has a few, and I would no think ofrefinihing her at all
Just my $0.02
Post Number: 603
|Posted on Thursday, July 26, 2007 - 7:04 am: |
I've decided not to refinish the guitar and I'm going to sell it. It'll go up on the Bay in the next couple of days. Anyone here can have it for $2750 (including the original power supply and flight case) before I post it. Someone who really wants a vintage Series I should have it. I thought that person was me, but sadly it's not.