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mgod
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Post Number: 2
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Monday, September 09, 2013 - 6:26 am:   Edit Post

I've got a 1978 Alembic guitar up at Rick Turner's shop where it'a been for, oh, 17 years, I think that's right. He took it with him when he moved there and has had it ever since, I just remembered it, and I'm going to sell it. It's a small bodied short-scale. Pictures soon to follow.
tmoney61092
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Post Number: 884
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Monday, September 09, 2013 - 6:31 am:   Edit Post

you just remembered it??? you can give it to me since you'd forgot about it anyway! :p

~Taylor
mgod
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Post Number: 3
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Monday, September 09, 2013 - 9:15 am:   Edit Post

Well, you know...

I had plans for RT to do a steel fingerboard on it, but we never got around to it, and now feel like I have too many things and they're weighing me down and...
sjhoffma
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Post Number: 310
Registered: 5-2008
Posted on Monday, September 09, 2013 - 12:05 pm:   Edit Post

What are you thinking of asking? I love my 76 Standard point, long scale guitar, but it can be a bit... "big" at times if you know what I mean! Posts pics whenever you can!
sjhoffma
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Post Number: 311
Registered: 5-2008
Posted on Monday, September 09, 2013 - 12:05 pm:   Edit Post

What are you thinking of asking? I love my 76 Standard point, long scale guitar, but it can be a bit... "big" at times if you know what I mean! Posts pics whenever you can!
mgod
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Posted on Monday, September 09, 2013 - 4:57 pm:   Edit Post

I'm hoping to get a sense of its value from around here. And yes, as soon as I have them from RT they'll go up.
edwin
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Post Number: 1622
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, September 09, 2013 - 8:39 pm:   Edit Post

Speaking of giveaways, wasn't there one in your past? Hm.

:-)

Great to see you here!
mgod
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Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 9:33 am:   Edit Post

:-)
mgod
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Posted on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 3:12 pm:   Edit Post

Just got phone pics of the guitar from RT. Well, it looks a lot better than I remember it, no checking. OTOH, its had a Kahler installed.
mgod
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Post Number: 7
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Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 7:21 am:   Edit Post

So I find myself wondering what to ask for it: on the one hand, new ones are $18,500 and this one is in unusually good shape and is already broken in - in my experience, that takes about 25 years (not kidding - my bass got amazing at 25 years and at 35 years is astounding).

On the other hand, with a new one, you can presumably get what you want for $18,500, and then there's that Kahler. What do you think?
mgod
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Post Number: 8
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Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 7:59 am:   Edit Post

Alembic 1
Alembic 2

(Message edited by davehouck on September 12, 2013)
lbpesq
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Post Number: 5528
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 8:09 am:   Edit Post

Used Series guitars usually go for $2500-$3500. "Originality" isn't critical with older Alembics like it is in the collector guitar market, so I don't think the Kahler will adversely affect price. However some, like me, would just pass because of the Kahler. But others might find it a plus. Good luck with the sale.

Bill, the guitar one
keith_h
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Post Number: 1901
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 10:35 am:   Edit Post

I see the cable but not the blue box. If you don't have the blue box this will affect the price as the new owner would need to get one. From Alembic the retail price is $595 from the last post I saw. The current street price through a dealer might be different but I don't expect it to be by much.

Keith
mgod
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Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 10:58 am:   Edit Post



(Message edited by mgod on September 12, 2013)
mgod
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Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 11:03 am:   Edit Post

It's all there; cable, blue box, case.
sjhoffma
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Post Number: 312
Registered: 5-2008
Posted on Friday, September 20, 2013 - 9:43 am:   Edit Post

Beautiful! If it didn't have the trem on there I would be jumping to buy this one off you! I still would probably bite at the right price.
mgod
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Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Friday, September 20, 2013 - 1:14 pm:   Edit Post

Well let's see - to get rid of the trem you'd have to fill the wood and then put on a bridge, sustain block and tailpiece.
pace
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Posted on Friday, September 20, 2013 - 4:50 pm:   Edit Post

Wow. I wonder how pinch harmonics and dive-bombs sound thru SI pickups..... if its too shrill I guess you could just rip them out and put some Duncan Screamin' Demons or EMG-85's in there....

Joking aside, thats a wonderful Alembic, Dan!... I have the same Kahler on one of my Guilds... do you recall what it's mounted on?!? It looks like it's atop a plate of some kind.... Best thing about "broken in" Alembics is that they're almost always cheaper than the $18.5K ones!!!!! :-)
mgod
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Post Number: 12
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 6:33 pm:   Edit Post

Its on the original wood. I think I was planning on pulling it out when I did a metal fingerboard.
edwin
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Post Number: 1629
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 6:54 pm:   Edit Post

Metal fingerboard? You mean like this?

<img src="http://www.unfretted.com/images/lp_roos_mistral_small.jpg">

(Message edited by edwin on September 22, 2013)

(Message edited by edwin on September 22, 2013)
edwin
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Post Number: 1630
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Posted on Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 7:01 pm:   Edit Post

OK, I can't get the image link to work, but you can follow it to see what I'm talking about.
mgod
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Posted on Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 8:54 pm:   Edit Post

Well... I think so. Maybe.
cozmik_cowboy
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Posted on Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 9:12 pm:   Edit Post

When I read that, I pictured something like McVie's stainless steel board that Susan calls "constantly fretted"; 4th post down on this thread.

Peter
mgod
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Posted on Monday, September 23, 2013 - 7:31 am:   Edit Post

That's exactly what it is; McVie had one, I had the other. But mine "fell apart", in 1981.
mgod
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Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 - 1:38 pm:   Edit Post

Back
sjhoffma
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Post Number: 324
Registered: 5-2008
Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 12:52 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Dan, ever come up with an asking price? I played a very nice (but incredibly overpriced) small body series I guitar at Rudy's in NYC last month, and it made me really want one! Whole different world from my "standard point" body in terms of size, balance, and weight.
mgod
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Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 9:02 pm:   Edit Post

How much was it?
mgod
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Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 - 10:13 am:   Edit Post

mgod
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Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 - 10:14 am:   Edit Post

 
mgod
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Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 - 10:16 am:   Edit Post

 
mgod
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Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 - 10:21 am:   Edit Post

mgod
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Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 - 10:35 am:   Edit Post

mgod
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Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 - 10:39 am:   Edit Post

mgod
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Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 - 10:42 am:   Edit Post

mgod
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Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 - 10:45 am:   Edit Post

mgod
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Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 - 10:25 pm:   Edit Post

Man, I totally forgot what a joy this is to play. Really solid.
mgod
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Post Number: 26
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 - 10:08 pm:   Edit Post

So, I'm gonna put it on ebay for about $4995 (not $5000!), and we'll see if it goes.
paexplorer
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Registered: 8-2013
Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 10:23 am:   Edit Post

Good Luck with it. It's a neat guitar. Hope you get what you're asking.
pauldo
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Post Number: 1109
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 2:11 pm:   Edit Post

Pardon my ingnorance, being just a bass player I am not familiar with all of the doo-dads that guitarist have.

I see a strap button on the upper horn . . . but what is that other thing on the neck near the upper horn (seen in the moon and star pic)?
edwin
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Post Number: 1699
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 2:30 pm:   Edit Post

It looks like on of those strap buttons with wings on them to keep the strap on. Probably a strategy to alleviate neck dive.
charles_holmes
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Post Number: 299
Registered: 3-2009
Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 6:50 pm:   Edit Post

If that "thing with the wings" is for neck dive then it has to be extremely hard to play in the upper register. It look like it's placed right at the 12th fret. I love playing around the 12th fret and up...Ouch! ( ouch only If that "thing" literally sticks out!)
charles_holmes
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Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 6:50 pm:   Edit Post

If that "thing with the wings" is for neck dive then it has to be extremely hard to play in the upper register. It look like it's placed right at the 12th fret. I love playing around the 12th fret and up...Ouch! ( ouch only If that "thing" literally sticks out!)
charles_holmes
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Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 6:53 pm:   Edit Post

sorry bout the double post
mgod
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Post Number: 27
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Friday, January 24, 2014 - 9:15 am:   Edit Post

An interesting point, but in practice it doesn't get in the way. It seems to have been placed strategically so that your hand is starting to turn, to go at an angle, by the time you get there.
mgod
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Post Number: 28
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Posted on Friday, January 24, 2014 - 9:19 am:   Edit Post

By the way, its at the 19th fret, not the 12th.
jazzyvee
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Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, January 24, 2014 - 1:33 pm:   Edit Post

I'm getting a taste for the look of these older small bodied alembics that have aged gracefully.

Jazzyvee
mgod
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Post Number: 29
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Friday, January 24, 2014 - 8:24 pm:   Edit Post

This one is mint. Other than the Kahler String Deadener.
mgod
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Post Number: 31
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 5:43 am:   Edit Post

Well, I sold it - and the guy just disappeared when the money was due. So I'm offering it for $4k.

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