Post Number: 184
|Posted on Sunday, February 14, 2010 - 10:20 am: |
With that price, the "make an offer" option is mandatory
Post Number: 1516
|Posted on Sunday, February 14, 2010 - 12:40 pm: |
Way over priced "Buy It Now".
Post Number: 202
|Posted on Sunday, February 14, 2010 - 1:07 pm: |
Unless he has case candy stating that it is Koa,
it really doesn't look it to me. Possibly Walnut?
Post Number: 1206
|Posted on Sunday, February 14, 2010 - 3:35 pm: |
Not Koa to my eyes.
Post Number: 474
|Posted on Sunday, February 14, 2010 - 5:22 pm: |
I wonder how many of these went out the door with a "Stanley" sticker. Is he claiming the body is Koa or the top/back? The top/back look like cocobolo. Maybe the $8,000 was metric dollars.
Post Number: 2436
|Posted on Sunday, February 14, 2010 - 9:42 pm: |
While I wouldn't stand up and say that's definitely koa, the pics are all on the dark side and the grain does look sort of koa like. I think it would take a more accurate picture or a wood card to tell the tale. Koa neck stringers would be pretty unusual, but who knows what sort of experiments they were doing with wood types back in '87.
In any case, at $8K for a signature instrument, it almost wouldn't matter what the woods were in terms of value.
Post Number: 676
|Posted on Monday, February 15, 2010 - 12:10 am: |
Definitely not Koa to my eyes either. Its also priced about $4000.00 too much.
Post Number: 657
|Posted on Monday, February 15, 2010 - 7:00 am: |
My guess is maple & purpleheart neck, mahagony core w/maple lams & rosewood top & back. I don't see anything that remotely resembles koa.
Post Number: 122
|Posted on Monday, February 15, 2010 - 9:01 am: |
Yep, I say rosewood too. I had one of these from around the same build date. And I believe on these models, especially with the "signature" on the headstock, rosewood was the go to wood for front and back at the time.
Post Number: 136
|Posted on Friday, February 26, 2010 - 6:42 pm: |
The discription is stating 'Body is Hawaiian Koa'. I have seen few Alembics with Koa center but I can't make it sure from pics. The top would be Indian Rosewood.