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Username: iggy

Post Number: 1
Registered: 6-2008
Posted on Friday, June 06, 2008 - 4:58 pm:   Edit Post

Hi. What sort of beast is this? I got this a few years ago in a trade and was told that it was a prototype alembic guitar. I don't play it very much and was thinking of selling it but don't know exactly how to describe it other than it was made in 1981. Also, any idea what I should ask for it? ThanksGuitarCloseup
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Username: room037

Post Number: 221
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Saturday, June 07, 2008 - 6:44 am:   Edit Post

Hi iggy,
It's a Nice top wood "flatsawn Zebrawood"!

Your Distillate guitar is not prototype.
One PU and Brass top plate are well known Japanese version. (Of course, It's Made in USA)
I have never seen the S/N over 300.
I think it is one of the last 1PU Distilate.

Eiji from Japan
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6645
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, June 07, 2008 - 1:39 pm:   Edit Post

Nice guitar! Looks like it's in good shape. As Eiji said, it's a Distillate guitar; and as he also said, this particular version with the single pickup and top mount control cavity cover was made for export to Japan.

These don't trade often enough to have an established market value. And your location can have an effect on the market value. You may want to consider listing this in our For Sale section and seeing what kind of response you get.
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Username: artswork99

Post Number: 367
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Saturday, June 21, 2008 - 6:03 pm:   Edit Post

Put up on eBay several hours ago. Lots of nice pictures. Lovely guitar.
Good luck with the auction Ihor.

(Message edited by artswork99 on June 21, 2008)
Username: mica

Post Number: 5359
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 - 3:55 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Iggy,

Eiji has correctly described this guitar for you. We did not usually keep records of these individually since they were all the same specifications.

Good luck with the auction - it's looks in fine condition from the photos.

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