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kaisei
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Username: kaisei

Post Number: 1
Registered: 1-2008
Posted on Sunday, January 13, 2008 - 12:59 pm:   Edit Post

Hi to all at ALEMBIC & friends from Germany. I am interested in an ALEMBIC Serial-No.: 77-696. Sure you got some more information for me???

Tahnxxx KAI
speicky
Advanced Member
Username: speicky

Post Number: 248
Registered: 3-2005
Posted on Sunday, January 13, 2008 - 2:10 pm:   Edit Post

Hallo, Kai,

a warm welcome from Wiesbaden. I am also interested in 77-696 ;-) Do you intend to buy, or are you already a lucky guardian ? Not forget to post pics asap, violations to this rule will not go unpunished ;-)

Christian
kaisei
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Username: kaisei

Post Number: 2
Registered: 1-2008
Posted on Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 3:17 pm:   Edit Post

Hi to all friends of ALEMBIC,
will there be a chance, mica is going to answer my questions???
oggydoggy
Intermediate Member
Username: oggydoggy

Post Number: 178
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 3:23 pm:   Edit Post

Requests like Serial # requests can take a few weeks or longer. Be patient your answers will come.
Best Wishes,
-Ed
room037
Intermediate Member
Username: room037

Post Number: 198
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 5:58 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Kai,

Welcome to the board.
I found the bass was for sale at Bass Northwest.
Here is the description and pictures.
These info. will be help for the member's suggestion.

"Now here is an excellent sounding and playing used 4 string bass that we don't get in used very often. This one is a U.S. handbuilt Alembic 4 string bass that was built in 1977 (serial number: 696) and it features a semi-hollow Alder body core with Koa top and back wood. The 32" medium scale 5-piece Maple/Bubinga 24 fret 2 octave neck-through body construction is beautifully done with a Macassar Ebony fingerboard and a sleek fast feel. The pickups are the Alembic "low-impedance" type and they are run through dual low-pass filter tone systems with individual "Q" switches. The bass also includes the original Alembic hardcase, power supply box and multi-pin cable. This bass would have a current new retail price of over $13,000, it is in great condition and on sale used for only"

body back
head with case

I think the discriptions are miss identified.
Alder body (Mahogany ?), Koa top (Walnut ?), Macasser ebony fingerboard (Rosewood ?)

The case is seen as original blue hardcase.
Additional strap pin on the back.

I wish you will get it and enjoy Alembic life !

Eiji
kaisei
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Username: kaisei

Post Number: 3
Registered: 1-2008
Posted on Sunday, January 27, 2008 - 1:53 pm:   Edit Post

Hi folks & friends of ALEMBIC,
thanks for the information; i am going to wait until Mica will answer!

KAI
kaisei
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Username: kaisei

Post Number: 4
Registered: 1-2008
Posted on Sunday, February 24, 2008 - 2:17 pm:   Edit Post

Hi to ya all,
i hope mica will find enough time to answer all our questions! BTW: some series one doesn't have a cover over the neck bolts. Other ones do. Is there anything written an that brass cover?

Thanks for the answer KAI
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6267
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, February 25, 2008 - 9:16 pm:   Edit Post

I believe truss rod covers started showing up in 1977. On newer instruments, the serial number is on the truss rod cover.
kaisei
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Username: kaisei

Post Number: 5
Registered: 1-2008
Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 3:12 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Mica,
what about the further informations about this bass???

Thanxxx KAI
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 5442
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 11:57 am:   Edit Post

Hi Kai,

I'm still catching up on these requests. I hope you will still find the information useful. Here's what I found in the instrument file:

top and back: Walnut
core: cherry
through body neck: Maple, Beech, Purpleheart, 32" medium scale
fingerboard: Acacia with mother of pearl inlays
birthday: April 28, 1977
originally made for: Rothchild

The original owner never registered the bass, but it was registered in 1998 by someone in Kansas.
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6896
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, August 15, 2008 - 5:28 pm:   Edit Post

Acacia fretboard; cool! Eiji; good guesses!
room037
Advanced Member
Username: room037

Post Number: 232
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Friday, August 15, 2008 - 7:30 pm:   Edit Post

I have never seen Acacia fretboard.
Acacia is classified rosewood or not?

My 77' 763 has cherry body. it looks and sounds like mahogany.

Eiji
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6901
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, August 15, 2008 - 9:28 pm:   Edit Post

I quick Google suggests there are 1,300 species of Acacia, including Koa and Blackwood (Tasmanian Blackwood). The Google also mentions stringed instruments with Tasmanian Blackwood fingerboards. While Rosewood and Acacia are both members of the Fabaceae family, Rosewood is not an Acacia species. Rosewood is related however to African Blackwood, as it is to Tulipwood and Cocobolo.

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