Post Number: 1
|Posted on Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 1:09 pm: |
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.
Post Number: 762
|Posted on Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 2:45 pm: |
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. ;-)
Post Number: 3
|Posted on Monday, December 01, 2008 - 9:10 am: |
I will. give me a day or two.
Post Number: 4
|Posted on Monday, December 01, 2008 - 9:13 am: |
I will. give me a day or two
Post Number: 2012
|Posted on Tuesday, December 02, 2008 - 2:32 am: |
Welcome! Throughout the 1980s, the serial no was usually stamped into the fingerboard. Not sure when they changed that.
Post Number: 765
|Posted on Tuesday, December 02, 2008 - 8:36 am: |
My '90 Elan has the serial number in the Truss rods cover and control cavity
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)
Post Number: 6162
|Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 3:14 pm: |
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originally made for: Guitar Workshop, Oslo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.