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Intermediate Member
Username: marcky

Post Number: 102
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Tuesday, January 03, 2006 - 4:28 am:   Edit Post

This is the third fake I've seen for sale in Holland in only a few weeks time.

Not all fake Alembics feature a logo like this,so be careful if you see no logo at all!!

(Message edited by marcky on January 03, 2006)
Username: pinchdawg

Post Number: 6
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Tuesday, January 03, 2006 - 4:25 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Marc, Where did you find such nice pictures,did you play it, if so what did it sound like. It looks very well built for a fake. How much do they want for it. Thanks, Jim
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 864
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Tuesday, January 03, 2006 - 7:30 pm:   Edit Post

It's a Fernandes copy of an Alembic. These have been discussed numerous times on this board. A search of "Fernandes" should quickly find the past discussions. While it is certainly a shamelss copy, in all fairness it is clearly labeled as a Fernandes. There is no attempt by the manufacturer to pass this off as a real Alembic. Under such circumstances, calling this a "fake" is a bit inaccurate, IMHO.

Bill, tgo
Intermediate Member
Username: marcky

Post Number: 105
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 3:15 am:   Edit Post

This one was for sale on a Dutch site I also saw a Stanley Clarke model there. I also found one in a shop it was very old and the electronics where a bit noisy it didn't have any logo on it. Sometimes these basses have white pickup covers.
I've seen a few for sale for 2000 EURO at guitar shows displayed as Alembics but they clearly weren't, all I'm trying to do is warn people who haven't seen or know about these basses. When they are sold as Alembic copys the will go for about 700 to 1000 EURO.


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