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Senior Member
Username: effclef

Post Number: 526
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 - 11:23 am:   Edit Post



Medium 32" scale, flame maple top with Black Glass finish, what appears to be the EVH body style with extended horn, mahogany and maple neck, Anniversary electronics - WHICH HAS BEEN PREPPED FOR SERIES 1 INSTALL it appears!!!! Five pin jack, etc.

Holy cow. Only $3999. :-)

If anyone in the Club wanted to convert their long scale or fretless Series into a wonderful EVH/Distillate medium scale fretted, all you have to do is swap the pickups and electronics out. (Looks like it has the humcanceller but the dark top makes it hard to see.) Of course leaving it as Anniversary is no loss either! What a beaut.

Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 1254
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 - 12:13 pm:   Edit Post

Yeah that bass sure is gorgeous.
Username: jedisan

Post Number: 28
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 - 5:26 pm:   Edit Post

Here is the Factory to Cusomer thread on this bass.
Senior Member
Username: 2400wattman

Post Number: 595
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 - 7:56 pm:   Edit Post

This guy keeps selling off his basses. I don't understand it as he's had some real killers made for him.
Username: mendez4

Post Number: 55
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, October 06, 2008 - 11:31 am:   Edit Post

hi guys.

i have owned 11 or 12 custom alembics over the years. all of them i loved dearly.
my collection is down to 7 (after this one goes). i have sold off most of the medium scale basses (i prefer short scale). would have loved to have kept them all, but priorities have changed....we just had our 2nd baby, quit the day job and started up my own biz, etc.
Username: moonliner

Post Number: 11
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Wednesday, October 08, 2008 - 1:20 am:   Edit Post

Hello All,
I've visited the bass in person and it is the epitome of understated elegance. The finish on the top is gorgeous... up close the beautiful grain can be seen very subtlety through the black finish.
Drop dead gorgeous.
I think it's a really fair price too.
Senior Member
Username: bigbadbill

Post Number: 467
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Sunday, October 12, 2008 - 5:53 am:   Edit Post

What's the weight like? Is it hollow or solid-bodied? Any balance issues?
Username: mendez4

Post Number: 56
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 7:20 pm:   Edit Post

it's solid-bodied. balance is good due to the evh shape. have no idea about the weight (maybe chad at the store can weigh it) but i own two other alembics that are heavier.
Senior Member
Username: bigbadbill

Post Number: 468
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 5:04 am:   Edit Post

Thanks. The store has told me it's 8.75lb.

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