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gkweston
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Username: gkweston

Post Number: 1
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 7:33 pm:   Edit Post

Hey, first timer here.

Been looking at these absolutely wonderful guitars made by Alembic. Slobbering over the gorgeous tops, so offer up any any used Alembic guitars (no basses.)

Thanks.

If you wanted a quicker response email me at gkweston@gmail.com

PS: I have a Warmoth WGD, by the way (heheheh I loove it.)
57basstra
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Username: 57basstra

Post Number: 811
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 7:49 pm:   Edit Post

Welcome to the board. Good luck and Happy hunting.
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 7551
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, February 15, 2009 - 12:13 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Garrett, welcome to the board!
gkweston
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Username: gkweston

Post Number: 2
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Sunday, February 15, 2009 - 12:58 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks guys!

Now let's see some guitars!
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 7555
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, February 15, 2009 - 1:54 pm:   Edit Post

Well, there's one for sale here.

This one might still be available.
gkweston
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Username: gkweston

Post Number: 3
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Sunday, February 15, 2009 - 11:34 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks man that first ones awesome. Emailed the second guy although I think he traded it for a series one cuz that's whats listed in his profile.
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 1345
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, February 16, 2009 - 3:45 am:   Edit Post

Hi, I'd be up for selling this Orion Baritone guitar. I bought it in the autumn last year but have not really got that familiar with it.

Not sure whether it's what you are looking for.
http://alembic.com/club/messages/411/56843.html?1228539876
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 1346
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, February 16, 2009 - 3:56 am:   Edit Post

Here is my orion Baritone that I have not got really comfortable with so if you are interested drop me an email.

http://alembic.com/club/messages/411/56843.html?1228539876
gkweston
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Username: gkweston

Post Number: 4
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Monday, February 16, 2009 - 12:03 pm:   Edit Post

Emailed ya!
gkweston
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Username: gkweston

Post Number: 5
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Monday, February 16, 2009 - 10:32 pm:   Edit Post

After futhur (gettit?) investigation it looks like I'll be huntin' for an Orion.

Preferably standard, but a baritone is tempting.
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 7582
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 8:16 am:   Edit Post

Did you see this thread?
gkweston
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Username: gkweston

Post Number: 6
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 1:59 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks you for the input. Yes I just saw that but as bsee said "sort of pricey for a used Orion. That's double what they have typically sold for over the past year or two." So I'll have to pass. Thanks though, I appreciate the help.

Alembic Club is very friendly as I see. Very cool.
jalevinemd
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Username: jalevinemd

Post Number: 710
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 7:01 pm:   Edit Post

Here's a beautiful Skyiark.

http://www.larkstreetmusic.com/list/pict/sklark.jpg
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 7593
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 7:15 pm:   Edit Post

Cool top, nice guitar! Flame Walnut. $3K.
gkweston
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Username: gkweston

Post Number: 7
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 7:45 pm:   Edit Post

I'm diggin' that walnut.

But my wallet's not. :/

Thanks though, that's a beautiful guitar.

So I'll give you a little background on this Alembic search of mine. A good buddy of mine has an Alembic Epic ('94 or something) he bought it from Bass Northwest, I believe. Some of you may know the place. Anyway, I started jammin' with him a lot recently and decided to play bass on a few tunes and realized "Wow! This is groovy!" So I find if their guitars play, feel or sound half as well as that bass did then I gotta get one.

Hence my Orionic search.

Phew.
tbrannon
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Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 986
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 7:51 pm:   Edit Post

Where are you located Garrett? Have you checked to see if there is an Alembic dealer nearby? If not, I'll bet that you live within a few hours of someone on the forum. It's not unheard of to have guys meet up at a gig so that they can have a look at each others gear. If you were anywhere close to me I'd set up a time for you to come play my bass.
gkweston
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Username: gkweston

Post Number: 8
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 9:01 pm:   Edit Post

Edgewood, about fifteen, twenty minutes from Tacoma. I'm just interested in wranglin' my own guitar, ya know? But I'm not really giggin' just gulpin' down those nice easy fun friendly jams like a kid eatin' chocolate.

Essentially I'm trying to have fun because I don't need to support myself but will in a couple years and if I decide to try and make a career in music then I know it will put a strain on how I enjoy the tunes themselves.
elwoodblue
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Username: elwoodblue

Post Number: 620
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 9:49 pm:   Edit Post

Garrett,
Welcome...it's nice to see another member from the NW.
Hopin we have another NW Alembic get together this year...hopefully you'll have a 6 stringer to share and jam with by then.

cheers
gkweston
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Username: gkweston

Post Number: 9
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 9:53 pm:   Edit Post

Ah yes! Thank you sir!
Deffinately would show up for an Alembic get together. Y'all seem like a nice bunch, I bet that reflects into the playing as well.
EDIT: Oh and, here's hoping!

(Message edited by gkweston on February 17, 2009)
gkweston
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Username: gkweston

Post Number: 10
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 9:15 pm:   Edit Post

Getting antsy!

Judging from a search I just performed I suppose Orions don't go on sale often here. It seems there were only two or three sold on the site in the last few years.

I've changed my mind about the baritone option, in fear the frets get too crowded if I'm playing high up on it (high D and up).

Any other recommendation on how I can acquire an Alembic? Preferable under $2000.
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 7602
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 10:24 pm:   Edit Post

Watch Ebay regularly; Orions do show up there from time to time. Also watch for older Electrums too, they show up from time to time as well. Another good thing to do is to watch craigslist. If you're patient, you should be able to get something off ebay for less than $2k. In the mean time, continue hanging out here learning all you can about the different models and the different options and configurations.
gkweston
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Username: gkweston

Post Number: 11
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 10:43 pm:   Edit Post

Funny you mention Electrums, I just received an e-mail about one.

Sounds like a plan though, knowledge is power and patience is a virtue.

Thanks,
Garrett
effclef
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Username: effclef

Post Number: 536
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Friday, February 20, 2009 - 4:46 am:   Edit Post

Garett, I think you have it backwards. On a baritone, the longer scale length means the high frets are further apart than on a guitar. (Compare a mandolin to a guitar.) But maybe you meant that the bari strings are thicker so side to side could get tricky. :-)

Good luck in the search, regardless!

EffClef
57basstra
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Username: 57basstra

Post Number: 812
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Friday, February 20, 2009 - 8:19 pm:   Edit Post

Very, very, very few Alembic 6 string guitars have I ever seen go off eBay or anywhere else for less than 2K.
gkweston
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Username: gkweston

Post Number: 12
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Saturday, February 21, 2009 - 1:30 pm:   Edit Post

Effclef, I understand the difference in fret size in accordance to guitar scales (I play a Jaguar as backup hahaha) but all I was saying was 12th fret would be a B so in order to play a high E I would be plaing on the 17th fret. So the range of notes may be a little off. I 'ought to try one out first eh?

And basstra, I guess I'll just have to hang with y'all and wait it out ;)
gkweston
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Username: gkweston

Post Number: 13
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Monday, February 23, 2009 - 7:32 am:   Edit Post

Just stoppin' by.

Still looking. Offers are welcome (and thanks to those of you who offered.)

-Garrett
effclef
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Username: effclef

Post Number: 537
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Monday, February 23, 2009 - 7:34 am:   Edit Post

Oh you're right, Garrett...I forgot about the thing not being standard EBGDAE tuning. Though I've heard you can tune them that high...
EffClef
gkweston
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Username: gkweston

Post Number: 14
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Monday, February 23, 2009 - 1:35 pm:   Edit Post

I think (may not be right) that in order to tune them that high and not put too much stress on the truss rod you would have to string it with something like .09s. I'm an avid heavy-stringer (.11 and even .13s sometimes) so I wouldn't like to have one of my main guitars strung so lightly.

But maybe not, maybe the truss rod is strong enough to tune five semi-tones sharp and consistently keep it the tense without malfunction.

-Garrett
gkweston
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Username: gkweston

Post Number: 17
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 8:57 pm:   Edit Post

Electrums, Orions, pish posh! Offer up!

Still hangin' around...
sjhoffma
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Username: sjhoffma

Post Number: 73
Registered: 5-2008
Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 11:41 pm:   Edit Post

theres a skylark in the for sale section. I dont know what is being asked for it. But its got a nice finish, and LEDs! It was actually the same skylark I was going to buy, before I bought my series I instead. Im glad I went with the series I, the electronics are much better... I would have liked though LED's though!
gkweston
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Username: gkweston

Post Number: 19
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2009 - 3:25 pm:   Edit Post

Yea I just saw that thanks. Probably a little pricey but we'll see if we can stretch the budget a bit.

Within reason of course.

-Garrett
gkweston
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Username: gkweston

Post Number: 20
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Monday, March 02, 2009 - 7:02 am:   Edit Post

Still here...
sjhoffma
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Username: sjhoffma

Post Number: 82
Registered: 5-2008
Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 4:55 pm:   Edit Post

I just put mine in the for sale section. its a bit out of your price range, but it never hurt to dream, and take a look.
gkweston
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Username: gkweston

Post Number: 23
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 4:56 pm:   Edit Post

Yep, just saw it. Beautiful guitar thanks for lettin' me know. Good luck selling it!
57basstra
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Username: 57basstra

Post Number: 815
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 12:02 pm:   Edit Post

There's a California Special on eBay right now and the starting bid is $900 with no reserve.
gkweston
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Username: gkweston

Post Number: 29
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 12:46 pm:   Edit Post

Noted; thanks.

-Garrett
gkweston
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Username: gkweston

Post Number: 31
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 12:51 pm:   Edit Post

I'm really salivating over that Skylark though.


-Garrett
juggernaught
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Username: juggernaught

Post Number: 268
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 2:59 pm:   Edit Post

Me too, and I don't even play guitar! If I did, I probably would have already bought it. :-)
57basstra
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Username: 57basstra

Post Number: 816
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 3:53 pm:   Edit Post

There's a California Special on eBay right now and the starting bid is $900 with no reserve.
57basstra
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Username: 57basstra

Post Number: 817
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 3:56 pm:   Edit Post

Sorry for double post. Phone rang while posting first and forgot.

anyway.....
gkweston
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Username: gkweston

Post Number: 32
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 12:41 pm:   Edit Post

Haha I do it ALL the time.
gkweston
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Username: gkweston

Post Number: 40
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 8:45 pm:   Edit Post

Still here.
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 1386
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, March 27, 2009 - 1:36 am:   Edit Post

Sold US $2,888.00
(approximately 1,992.07)
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 1397
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2009 - 3:55 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Garrett, i've just seen this on Ebay for sale but it's in Oz.
http://alembic.com/club/messages/395/63046.html?1238370709

Jazzyvee
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 1485
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, May 22, 2009 - 9:57 am:   Edit Post

Hi Garrett, not sure if you have found one yet but this has appeared on ebay.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200344839344&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:GB:1123

Not an alembic but a strat driven by alembic pickups.
I have a strat with three alembic pickups and the sound is amazing. Worth a look anyway.
All the best

Jazzyvee

Ps: Just noticed this also for a pickguard loaded with alembic activators.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230344532098&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:GB:1123

(Message edited by jazzyvee on May 22, 2009)

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