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tdukes
Intermediate Member
Username: tdukes

Post Number: 200
Registered: 4-2008
Posted on Tuesday, April 05, 2011 - 11:53 am:   Edit Post

Does Alembic do any carving to the body like you see on the Scott Walker guitars?

I thought I saw a picture of #1 with carving on the back. I did a search for carve, but mostly came up with irrelevant (but interesting) threads.

Here is an example of what I am talking about

front-carve

back-carve

I assume this would have to be at least a double thick laminate.

Has anybody seen pictures of Alembic's with carvings like this on them?

Todd.
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2388
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, April 05, 2011 - 1:34 pm:   Edit Post

I guess this one is from the early days,
and there is the one from But I don't recall seeing of any pictures of recent models with elaborate carvings like that. There is the johnny Winter Alembic guitar.

http://alembic.com/club/messages/411/69002.html?1250890900


Jazzyvee
tdukes
Advanced Member
Username: tdukes

Post Number: 201
Registered: 4-2008
Posted on Tuesday, April 05, 2011 - 1:42 pm:   Edit Post

I believe that is the back-side of Alembic #1.

At least, that is what it says here

Thanks for the photo.

Todd.
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 7265
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, April 05, 2011 - 6:59 pm:   Edit Post

That is the back of #1 and we do carving on special request.

The Tribute guitars have a carved top, and the Kit guitar has a little curly-cue carving detail on the upper horn. Any other carving is done on a custom basis.
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 4810
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Wednesday, April 06, 2011 - 7:07 am:   Edit Post

Don't Skylarks have a carved top too?

Bill, tgo
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 7275
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, April 06, 2011 - 12:35 pm:   Edit Post

It's not really a carved top - the edge is routed with an ogee profile - the top is completely flat. But it does have a carved look to it.
crobbins
Senior Member
Username: crobbins

Post Number: 835
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Wednesday, April 06, 2011 - 7:32 pm:   Edit Post

Todd, do you know Jim OBrien? He lives in Round Rock.
groovelines
Senior Member
Username: groovelines

Post Number: 672
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Friday, April 08, 2011 - 10:02 am:   Edit Post

Did someone say 'Round Rock'? I'll be down there for Easter and a couple other times during the year. Hmmm, interesting thoughts . . .

To keep on topic. The guitar in the first post made me think of David King basses (although, he's carved back on the body options - groan, no pun intended). Not sure it's for me, but it looks nice while still holding to a 'traditional" body shape as in the above pic.
tdukes
Advanced Member
Username: tdukes

Post Number: 203
Registered: 4-2008
Posted on Monday, April 11, 2011 - 7:34 am:   Edit Post

Looks like someone else liked body carving. See here on ebay. How well do you think it will clean up?

Todd.
mario_farufyno
Senior Member
Username: mario_farufyno

Post Number: 641
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Monday, April 11, 2011 - 1:11 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Tod, that guy should warn people that he changed original eletronics... Someone must rescue and restore that poor Alembic
crobbins
Senior Member
Username: crobbins

Post Number: 845
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 6:41 pm:   Edit Post

davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 10153
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, April 25, 2011 - 2:26 pm:   Edit Post

The Johnny Winter Alembic has some interesting carving.

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