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tomhug
Intermediate Member
Username: tomhug

Post Number: 129
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 7:10 pm:   Edit Post

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Well, I never thought I'd do this, but I've held on to this amazing instrument for far too long. It is beautiful, both sonically and aesthetically, but I just don't play it enough. Over time my playing preferences have morphed more towards 4 and 5 strings, so I'd like to find an Alembic 5-string that fits in with my repertoire and other basses. It's time to let this one go to an enthusiastic 6-string player.


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Here's the serial number request info:

top: Quilted Maple (noted as "Very Quilted Maple Primo Choice")
accent: Walnut pinstripe
body: Maple
through-body neck: 5-piece Maple with 4 Walnut pinstripes, 34" long scale
pickups: Alembic MXY
controls: volume, pan, filter, Q switch, mono output
birthday: July 28, 1993
originally made for: Guitar Resurrection, Austin, TX
weight: 11 lbs, 15 oz.

Here's Flickr album with more higher resolution photos than I can upload here

The bass is immaculate, in very near mint condition. I looked it over very carefully for anything noticeable:
I noticed 2 small dings on the back, one on the lower horn of the upper bout, and one on the extended horn of the upper bout.
All are tiny - nearly invisible.

$2,850.00 shipped, CONUS. Including this hard-shell case:
With case

I'm also willing to ship abroad, provided we can figure out shipping costs, import duties, and the dreaded CITES. Please contact me if you're outside the USA and interested.

I would also definitely consider a trade (+/- cash as needed) for a neck-through, 5-string Alembic. Any model, electronics, condition considered. It would need to be 34" scale and under 10 lbs.
bassman8416
Member
Username: bassman8416

Post Number: 84
Registered: 5-2012
Posted on Monday, August 25, 2014 - 7:26 pm:   Edit Post

Is the spacing at the bridge 19mm ?
tomhug
Intermediate Member
Username: tomhug

Post Number: 130
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Monday, August 25, 2014 - 8:23 pm:   Edit Post

I think so.

I believe the neck corresponds to the Comfort neck width (6 2.20 at the nut, 3.56 at 24th)

I'll be 500 miles away from this bass until Thursday. I will measure everything carefully and report when I get back.
funkyjazzjunky
Senior Member
Username: funkyjazzjunky

Post Number: 914
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 8:06 pm:   Edit Post

That maple top is amazing
tomhug
Intermediate Member
Username: tomhug

Post Number: 131
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 3:50 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks. I agree, the top is amazing. I can't think too much about it though - apparently I've really moved away from 6-strings. I brought this bass to practice and while it plays as nice and sounds as nice as ever, it just didn't feel like "my bass" anymore. I've been playing 5's almost exclusively for a few years now.
tomhug
Intermediate Member
Username: tomhug

Post Number: 132
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 3:54 pm:   Edit Post

I did get a chance to measure the neck and bridge dimensions today:


Detailed photos added to the album here


Bridge mm
derekh
Junior
Username: derekh

Post Number: 24
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 11:35 pm:   Edit Post

Best of luck with the sale Tom.
tomhug
Intermediate Member
Username: tomhug

Post Number: 135
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 10:10 am:   Edit Post

Thanks, Derek!
tomhug
Intermediate Member
Username: tomhug

Post Number: 136
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Friday, September 05, 2014 - 6:29 am:   Edit Post

This bass has been sold <sniff> and will be shaking up the great state of New York henceforth.

Thanks for the interest, everyone.

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