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Username: barryr1

Post Number: 34
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 8:24 am:   Edit Post

Does anyone know when the first Series II was built.

Username: mica

Post Number: 5524
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2008 - 2:05 pm:   Edit Post

It's hard to say. We didn't use model names for quite a while. It was a distributor who suggested using model names. So that makes a couple of different questions: When was the first thing that was called a Series II when it was made built? When was the first thing that was eventually called a Series II built?

One thing that complicates the records is that the early "files" which were really 3x5 index cards, did not say if the electronics were Series I or Series II.

I suppose you could say that the first instrument we made was a Series II. Of course, if you are asking one of the other questions, there would be different answers.
Username: willgunn

Post Number: 23
Registered: 2-2007
Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2008 - 3:27 pm:   Edit Post

Well, for what it's worth, my first Alembic (ordered directly from Alembic and received in June, 1976) had what is NOW referred to as "Series II" electronics - it's serial # was "AC 76 405". At the time of ordering it, Sam Field (the main "point person" regarding my bass) turned me on to the option of having a Master Volume and CVQ's added to the "standard" electronics package for an additional $100 - my, how things have changed! But I was hardly the first customer to go for that option back then!
Username: new2alembic

Post Number: 1
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 9:20 am:   Edit Post

Hello all. I am trying to buy an Alembic SN 76-532. It is a 6 string guitar. That is all I know. The person selling is about 75 and said he purchased it 20years ago from a retiring musician. I don't have pics to post. He is asking $2800 cash or a brand new Taylor T5 C1. The Alembic is too heavy for him these days he says. Any information or opinions will be appreciated.

[moderator's note: Carl has reposted his message under a new thread here]

(Message edited by davehouck on September 10, 2008)
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Username: funkyjazzjunky

Post Number: 189
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 1:22 pm:   Edit Post

Who came up with the Series Electronics?
Username: mica

Post Number: 5572
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 1:30 pm:   Edit Post

Ron Wickersham was the engineer. I'm sure that John Curl contributed as well.

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