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Senior Member
Username: ajdover

Post Number: 925
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Friday, January 07, 2011 - 12:00 pm:   Edit Post

Folks, this Spoiler 5 with Epic electronics is on eBay, and is located about 2 miles from my house. Here's the eBay link:

I had the opportunity to check it out, and it's in relatively good condition, but will need to be cleaned up (e.g., brass polished, body polished, etc.). Top appears to be walnut, with a maple accent laminate and mahogany core. Neck is the usual maple/walnut pinstripe arrangement. Neck appears straight as well. I played it without an amp, and it will definitely need new strings - the ones on it now are dead, dead, and gone. There are some nicks and dings, but nothing out of the usual you'd expect. And I think this is a '90, not a '99 - at least that's what it looked like to me. Oh, and a couple of control plate screws are missing as well.

BTW, the folks at the pawnshop knew next to nothing about the instrument - big surprise there, huh? ;-)

Hope a club member gets it.

Username: melancholy_mechanic

Post Number: 7
Registered: 12-2010
Posted on Friday, January 07, 2011 - 12:55 pm:   Edit Post

Do you happen to remember how much they were asking?
Username: adriaan

Post Number: 2737
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, January 07, 2011 - 1:21 pm:   Edit Post

The OW in the serial number makes it an Orion, with a Spoiler body. That makes it 1996 at the earliest. Also, a Spoiler would be neck-through, so in this case the model name is somewhat inaccurate - though understandably so.

And that was another round in our increasingly popular game of - Name that Alembic!

(Message edited by adriaan on January 07, 2011)
Senior Member
Username: ajdover

Post Number: 926
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Friday, January 07, 2011 - 2:59 pm:   Edit Post

I stand corrected! An Orion it is! ;-)

Not sure what they're asking for it. It does have what looks to be the original case, which is is in decent shape as well. Right now it's above a grand on eBay.

Advanced Member
Username: jack

Post Number: 260
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Monday, January 10, 2011 - 6:54 am:   Edit Post

Pretty top on that one.
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 10040
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, January 16, 2011 - 7:04 pm:   Edit Post

Nice top; cool bass!

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