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Username: michoid

Post Number: 12
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, May 05, 2006 - 6:08 am:   Edit Post

Hey everybody,
I'm new to the club. Join last week. I present you my Elan 5.

Elan 5 strings, narrow neck.
I bought it new in 1989 at Steve's; in toronto. I'm the original and only owner.

Serial num: 88H5062 date: 9-9-88
- Two-tone burl walnut top
- Maple body
- Neck fully laminated purple heart,maple.
- Chrome GOTOH tuners
- Brass bridge and bird tailpiece
- P and J pick ups. 3 knobs 1 q switch.

Followed me on the road for 15 years, never failed me. Solid and fast, infinit sustain. No slapping & poppin on that thing though. D-E-A-D-G. Killer-D. I'm ''still'' running it through a Yamaha PB-1 with a bryston amp and a hartke 4X10. (if it works, don't try to fix it)

Montreal, Canada.

Intermediate Member
Username: the_8_string_king

Post Number: 165
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Friday, May 05, 2006 - 8:57 am:   Edit Post

Beautiful Elan, Michel! The burl is gorgeous, and, while I definitely love the accent lams in most Alembics, the look of Elan models such as yours, with the top wood just sitting on the body -has it's own minimalistic beauty.

It's awesome, and it's nice to see someone who's still happily married to their first Alembic!

Thanks for sharing the pictures!
Username: michoid

Post Number: 13
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, May 05, 2006 - 5:14 pm:   Edit Post

Thank you sir,

Check this out, I include here a picture of her sister, ex-holder: the mule (wilfred).
Her serial num:88H4912, mine is 88H5062.
I sure wish I had that 4 strings to keep company to my 5!

Senior Member
Username: richbass939

Post Number: 629
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 - 6:03 pm:   Edit Post

Beautiful Elan you have there. Welcome to the club.

(Message edited by richbass939 on May 10, 2006)
Username: michoid

Post Number: 15
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2006 - 6:36 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Rich!

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