Post Number: 1
|Posted on Monday, May 14, 2007 - 9:04 am: |
I've owned this bass since 1993. I don't know anything about the instrument's history, etc. I assume it was built in '81. It's been a great bass, and I just got it serviced for the first time in at least 15 years. Any info would be appreciated.
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Monday, May 14, 2007 - 9:59 am: |
Some of pictures of my bass. . .
Post Number: 1328
|Posted on Monday, May 14, 2007 - 10:06 am: |
Cool top on this bass and welcome to the club Mark.
Post Number: 5046
|Posted on Monday, May 14, 2007 - 6:28 pm: |
"Cool top" was the first thing I thought of too!
Post Number: 4629
|Posted on Friday, June 08, 2007 - 3:10 pm: |
Here's what we found in the file for this bass:
neck: Maple and Purpleheart, 32" medium scale
fingerboard: Ebony with mother of pearl ovals
birthday: December 18, 1981
originally made for: Sam Ash, Queens, NY
One previous registered owner in Queens. The original purchase date was January 8, 1982.
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Monday, November 05, 2007 - 2:36 am: |
It's nice to see the younger sibling of my distillate. Mine has the serial# 81D1981USA. I'm assuming mine was made 10 bases before this one? Is that how the serials work?
Anyway, I bought mine new in 1982. It's basically the same with a Zebrawood top.
Post Number: 1674
|Posted on Monday, November 05, 2007 - 3:01 am: |
A 1981 Distillate with S/N 1981 - cool! That must be the only Alembic with matching s/n and year.
Alembic use one serial number for all instruments: they just prefix with the year and a short code for the model (Series instruments have no code). Check the Reference page on the main site for details.