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Username: coffeegod

Post Number: 1
Registered: 5-2004
Posted on Friday, May 07, 2004 - 9:48 pm:   Edit Post

Purpleheart front and back, Cherry core, Padauk frettboard
more front

(Message edited by davehouck on May 09, 2006)
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Username: bob

Post Number: 208
Registered: 11-2002
Posted on Friday, May 07, 2004 - 10:22 pm:   Edit Post

Welcome, Douglas - that's a pretty nice intro!

How long have you had this, and would you care to say a few words about the others?

(I'm not sure, but I think you're exempt from having to post pictures on those which you no longer own... we may need a ruling on this.)
Username: coffeegod

Post Number: 3
Registered: 5-2004
Posted on Friday, May 07, 2004 - 10:33 pm:   Edit Post

well the doubleneck was a real albatross.. too heavy. It came from Minneapolis and was well worn, I bought it from Gruhn Guitar and after talking to Rick Turner turned it into a Baritone Guitar tuning on the 6 string neck(31 inch?) and left the 4 string frettless neck as it was (34 inch). 79-1492 was a series II and was Mahogany with an ebony neck.Heavy and felt like playing a Steinway piano.
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Username: mint_bass

Post Number: 163
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 2:52 am:   Edit Post

that is cool i really like the fret board it is really nice and the top wood looks great too
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Username: hollis

Post Number: 204
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 11:00 am:   Edit Post

That is one amazing guitar!


Welcome, glad to have another guitarist aboard.....So nice to have you here, we are a small but mighty bunch...Don't look now my low frequency brothers and sisters, we of the upper registers are gaining on you!LOL
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Username: keavin

Post Number: 367
Registered: 12-2002
Posted on Friday, May 14, 2004 - 3:53 am:   Edit Post

coffee,man dont you just feel extra lucky having VINTAGE alembics,i love mine,& ive never seen a head stock like that other one,very unique. like i said before ive never seen an alembic (guitar) on stage.
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 1470
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, May 18, 2009 - 2:11 am:   Edit Post

I've never seen anyone play an alembic guitar live on stage apart from me on photo's and video's... hahahah

But a few thousand punters have.... :-)

How does that guitar balance?
I wonder if the small body shape (clarkee style) has the same balance issues ( neck heavy) as the bass in the same shape?

I have an old Ibanez SW400WN guitar that has the strap button at the base of the neck and that leans forward away from my body when playing as does my clarkee bass.


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