Post Number: 1
|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2008 - 12:30 pm: |
For sale is my coveted Alembic Classico. Last I talked with Mica, there have only been nine made ever. This instrument is wonderful to look at and play, but I have fallen on hard times and need the money so I can no longer afford to be her caretaker, much as it saddens me. All reasonable offers (over 6K) will be considered. You will need to pick this up from Colorado. I only have a soft case for it.
Pluses: Stunningly beautiful quilted maple top. 2 veneers under the top with a mohaganey body, flame maple bridge with Alembic 'A' inscribed in middle. Wide-ranging 2 band EQ. Described by several bass players who are FAR better than I as the best playing, most beautiful instrument they had ever seen or played. This instrument sounds incredible, plays even better, and drops the jaw of anyone who dares look at it. I fell in love with this instrument but I can no longer afford to be the caretaker in light of my financial woes.
Minuses: The support peg (which allows the player to adjust the instrument height) lock mechanism does not seem to work properly. Basically, it slips out of the ball-bearings which are supposed to hold it in place. As a result, I have always kept the support peg fully inserted into the instrument and have not relied upon it. Therefore, it is imperative that the new owner use a sturdy wooden block or some other homegrown support mechanism in conjunction with the support peg while playing the instrument in a standing position. Either that or succeed in fixing the native lock mechanism.
call if you have questions Andy 303-641-1574.
Post Number: 1733
|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2008 - 1:53 pm: |
If I weren't in the middle of paying for a wedding I'd drive to Colorado for this.
I hate to see you needing to sell this but good luck Andy.
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2008 - 6:08 pm: |
Good luck with the wedding! First thing's first!
As reluctant as I am to sell, it must be done.
Post Number: 503
|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2008 - 8:53 pm: |
Boys would've been cheaper eh Olie!
Post Number: 12
|Posted on Wednesday, June 04, 2008 - 1:05 am: |
Is it still available?
Post Number: 2030
|Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 5:37 pm: |
Post Number: 165
|Posted on Friday, August 29, 2008 - 8:58 am: |
What does a classico sound like?
Does it sound like a regular fretless bass?
Post Number: 2033
|Posted on Friday, August 29, 2008 - 9:08 am: |
it sounds like an upright
Post Number: 756
|Posted on Saturday, August 30, 2008 - 7:02 pm: |
Go Cat, Go!