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Username: herbdavidguitarstudio

Post Number: 2
Registered: 6-2008
Posted on Saturday, June 07, 2008 - 10:02 am:   Edit Post

We got a 1989 Elan 5-string in our store the other day without any information, and can't identify the wood it's made from. I've looked at the wood samples on Alembic's site and on this forum and can't conclusively tell what it's made out of. Someone in another thread suggested I post here. Anybody want to offer their opinion?

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Username: mica

Post Number: 5424
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2008 - 2:21 pm:   Edit Post

Here's the details from the instrument file:

89H5454 HLB5 Elan bass

top: Figured Walnut
accent: none
body: Maple
through body neck: 7-piece Maple and Purpleheart, 34" long scale, custom flatter feel on carving
fingerboard: Ebony with pearloid inlays, custom dimensions 1.75 x 2.725
pickups: Alembic PJ
controls: "Elan" volume, pan, filter, Q-switch, mono output
birthday: not recorded, but likely early July, 1989
originally made for: Massimino Music

No ownership or repair history.

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