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hydrargyrum
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Username: hydrargyrum

Post Number: 276
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2007 - 8:40 am:   Edit Post

Paging Bill . . .

http://cgi.ebay.com/Alembic-Orion-Coco-Bolo-Guitar-Mint-One-Owner_W0QQitemZ330153268385QQihZ014QQcategoryZ2384QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
jazzyvee
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Post Number: 918
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2007 - 9:18 am:   Edit Post

That sure is a delicious Orion, At the current to $ exchange rate its not a bad price either.

Jazzyvee
hydrargyrum
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Username: hydrargyrum

Post Number: 277
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2007 - 11:27 am:   Edit Post

Yeah, it's definitely one of the prettiest Orion's I recall seeing. The seller seems to be mistaken that the neck is walnut, rather than maple with walnut pinstripes.
lbpesq
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Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 2570
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2007 - 11:53 am:   Edit Post

It's pretty, for sure, but the price is a little high IMHO. I'm also partial to neck-thru's. Nevertheless, I'm sure this one will make someone very happy, especially if they get it for the $2200 opening bid (which is still on the high side, but a little more reasonable, again, IMHO).

Bill, tgo
effclef
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Username: effclef

Post Number: 497
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2007 - 11:56 am:   Edit Post

I wonder if it's actually a Baritone.
EffClef
hydrargyrum
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Username: hydrargyrum

Post Number: 278
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2007 - 12:21 pm:   Edit Post

Yeah, I thought the price was a little high too, but one doesn't often see coco bolo short of a custom. In my opinion, this guitar is prettier than the one featured on the product page for Orion guitars.

EffClef makes a good point. Anyone interested would probably do well to inquire about the scale length, as there seem to be some sellers who are reluctant to divulge that fact.
bsee
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Username: bsee

Post Number: 1731
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2007 - 1:34 pm:   Edit Post

I wonder if it was purchased direct from Alembic as the paperwork suggests? If so, you could probably have bought it brand new in 2000 for not much more than $2500 through a dealer. I was wondering about the scale length anyway, be it baritone or anything between 24.5" and 25.5".

I'd love to play that beast if the scale is <25.5", but it isn't going to happen. The wood really is gorgeous. There's a MK on eBay right now with some super nice wood as well. Maybe someone will sell a Skylark for cheap money one of these days and I will jump at it. Until then, we can all still look.

-bob
pace
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Username: pace

Post Number: 336
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2007 - 1:40 pm:   Edit Post

I'd want to swap out the electronics too.... the bass & treble +/- dont do a guitar's range any justice.
hydrargyrum
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Username: hydrargyrum

Post Number: 279
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2007 - 2:38 pm:   Edit Post

I'll second what Mike said. My newly restored Orion Baritone benefited greatly from the volume/pan/filter upgrade.

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