Post Number: 372
|Posted on Wednesday, February 09, 2011 - 9:58 pm: |
"ALEMBIC stanley clarkes standard deluxe with series ll electronics - $17000" appears on craigslist LasVegas.
But it is surely "Ferbic"!
There are no peghead photo with logo.
The bass has 4 pegs and round PU selecter, same as Ferbic.
Post Number: 140
|Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 7:08 am: |
This is listed as a Series II, except the Series II electronics do not use 3 way switches for the frequency point of the sweep. Instead you can adjust the frequency point using a knob for greater flexibility as compared to a Series I. Something is amiss here!
Post Number: 1067
|Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 9:33 am: |
That sure looks like a Fernandez to me!
Post Number: 876
|Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 6:47 pm: |
$17K? Well, I guess you'd expect to pay that for a Standard Deluxe.
Post Number: 342
|Posted on Friday, February 11, 2011 - 11:15 am: |
The maple core looks odd too. And the zebra wood quarter sawn top.
Post Number: 343
|Posted on Friday, February 11, 2011 - 11:18 am: |
OK, maybe it's not quarter sawn. However, it does remind me of a lot of Fernandez I have seen photos of.
Post Number: 1619
|Posted on Friday, February 11, 2011 - 11:30 am: |
$14,000 as well
Post Number: 7218
|Posted on Friday, February 11, 2011 - 12:42 pm: |
I asked for more photos. We'll see if anything develops.
Post Number: 136
|Posted on Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 1:16 am: |
I did, too. But was sent mostly 4k thumbs. I also asked for photos of the power supply and cable, and the serial number. That seemed to stop the flow of communication...
Post Number: 170
|Posted on Sunday, February 13, 2011 - 11:06 am: |
Do you ever think that there are just people out there who find say, a Fernandez bass or guitar, who know NOTHING about instruments at all, who have a friend, who knows say, very little about guitars/basses and says, WOW THAT LOOKS LIKE AN ALEMBIC! I've heard of them, they are very expensive! Then the owner of the bass/guitar goes online, checks out Alembic's price list, and sees that a custom made series instrument starts out at around 13,000 dollars, and honestly thinks that they will get that for the guitar they stumbled on to? Or do you think it is all a scam/ with evil intent?
I think about this when I see Rogue basses on ebay going for like 5,500. The people can't always be that greedy, they just may not be wise enough when it comes to Alembics to know that despite the 6,800 factory list price, a used rogue bass generally sells for a little over 2000.
This is also why when a guitar store gets ahold of a series bass or guitar, they generally want around 6 to 10 grand for it, rather than the 3-4 grand we all know it should be.
Post Number: 346
|Posted on Monday, February 14, 2011 - 10:52 am: |
Yeah, who are these people? Doesn't EBay charge to post stuff? I see it on Craigslist too.
Post Number: 1624
|Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 6:39 am: |
Now $7.000 _From a different location AGAIN ! ________________There is also now a phone number listed that can be called for inquires; http://santabarbara.craigslist.org/msg/2217628948.html
Post Number: 1615
|Posted on Friday, February 25, 2011 - 12:13 am: |
From an '81 Fernandes catalog:
Sheesh . . . .
J o e y
Post Number: 581
|Posted on Friday, February 25, 2011 - 10:30 am: |
Wow! Shameless design 'borrowing'.
Post Number: 413
|Posted on Friday, February 25, 2011 - 12:19 pm: |
Can you say, "rip-off"?
And what about that "FAG Series?" Never mind.
Post Number: 1191
|Posted on Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 9:57 pm: |
"Almebic" copy now on ebay for $5000.
Post Number: 1618
|Posted on Monday, February 28, 2011 - 10:24 pm: |
Oh yeah, one of those Ferbandes Almebics, made in Pajan back in the 08's. Sounds great through a Mambeg STV's with the 10-8 bacinet. I like the way they sound especially with ground-wound springs, though they really sing with ground-sirloin Mean Darkley's. Doesn't way whether the 48 amp flower apply with the 5-string cabal is occluded . . .
E o j y