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kjeks
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Username: kjeks

Post Number: 1
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 1:09 pm:   Edit Post

first, since Iīm new. Iīm an organ/kbd player who also play guitar and some bass, and with a passion for good instruments. (Hammond/Martin/Fender/Alembic)
Iīve had this Elan for some years, but know very little about it. (apart from being a great playing/sounding bass thatīs absolute in tune all over)
Itīs in all blue met. laquer, so I donīt realy know what kind of wood it is. ( It sounds and feel like all maple ) I also wonder if itīs usual that the ser.no. is put on the fretboard?

It would be nice to see if Mica (I understand you are The One when it comes to Alembicknowledge) could find out something about it.

Thanks for any help.
Great forum.

Kjell
fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 762
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 2:45 pm:   Edit Post

Welcome! :-)
Most Elans have a Maple body and 3 piece Maple neck, so you probably got that right.
We love pictures here, please start your own Elan thread in the showcase section or post some pictures here. ;-)
kjeks
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Username: kjeks

Post Number: 3
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Monday, December 01, 2008 - 9:10 am:   Edit Post

I will. give me a day or two.
kjell
kjeks
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Username: kjeks

Post Number: 4
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Monday, December 01, 2008 - 9:13 am:   Edit Post

I will. give me a day or two
adriaan
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Username: adriaan

Post Number: 2012
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, December 02, 2008 - 2:32 am:   Edit Post

Welcome! Throughout the 1980s, the serial no was usually stamped into the fingerboard. Not sure when they changed that.
fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 765
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Tuesday, December 02, 2008 - 8:36 am:   Edit Post

My '90 Elan has the serial number in the Truss rods cover and control cavity

quote:

birthday: not recorded (last date on work order is into spray, May 10th)

Original owner was from WA and bought the bass on July 14, 1990.



(info on my Elan from Mica)
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 6162
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 3:14 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Kjell,

Here's what I found out from the build record:

body: Solid Maple
neck: 3-piece Maple
fingerboard: Ebony with Pearloid (plastic) oval inlays
scale: 34" long scale
finish: Metallic Blue
birthday: February 10, 1989
originally made for: Guitar Workshop, Oslo

There's no other previous owners recorded in the file.

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