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Username: bfinn19

Post Number: 1
Registered: 4-2014
Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 10:14 pm:   Edit Post

Looking for more information on this bass, a gorgeous lefty:

Appears to have been a custom bass, maybe an Elan variation?

Username: bfinn19

Post Number: 2
Registered: 4-2014
Posted on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 11:02 pm:   Edit Post

Pics didn't upload - probably too large. Trying again:

Lefty bass 01

Lefty bass 02
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Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 1794
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 10:05 am:   Edit Post

Hello Robert,
Welcome to the forum. Your pics show a beautiful 1993 custom that appears to be based on an Essence with a lovely maple quilt top and Europa electronics package (volume, pan, lo-pass filter, q switch, and bass and treble cut/normal/boost switches. I bet she sounds enormous!

Usually it takes a while for history record look-ups, owing to the small size of our favorite family-run instrument business, and most of the records are still on 3x5" index cards. Other forum members will likely chime in as well. Meanwhile, take advantage of the info to be found in the FAQ section of the forum.

Welcome once again,
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Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 1627
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 11:49 am:   Edit Post

Looks to be a pretty unique custom body shape with a maple core and possibly a thin purpleheart body veneer. The upper horn looks kind of close to an Essence or a Rogue, but the lower horn has an angle to it that I'm not sure I've ever seen on an Alembic.

Cool bass!

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