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Username: jorgecosta

Post Number: 2
Registered: 7-2012
Posted on Thursday, August 02, 2012 - 9:58 am:   Edit Post

I had to post here some pictures of my Essence 5 to share with Alembic Club so everyone can take a look at it.
It's a beauty, i love the walnut and the mahogany body. My relation with her is a long one, lasting since 1995 when I bought it at a shop here in Portugal.
Since then, we have a long history of gigs.
I started playing in bars and clubs, had several totally different bands, recorded a CD, and went to a Big Jazz band (we call it Jazz Orchestra here, we were a quite numerous one, with around 16 musicians) .
Then i disconnected away from music a couple years ago.
Now its time to take the dust away.

Every time i look to my Alembic, very good memories come to my mind and i feel my fingers wanting to touch her again.
Next step, clean thoroughly all the dust, buy a new set of strings and get back to the good o'days.

You can tell by the pictures that she really needs to be washed clean, and has some dents on the peghead, it happens after all this years of gigging around, they are the scars of good moments and hardwork and im not ashamed of them.
As soon as i clean everything i'll post new pictures with better camera.

Essence 95K9187
Essence 95K9187_2
Essence 95K9187_3
Essence 95K9187_4

And this is me recording:

Studio 95K9187
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Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 1667
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, August 02, 2012 - 10:05 am:   Edit Post

Hello Jorge
and welcome to the forum. That's a very nice Essence you have. I have an Epic with flamed walnut top and love her dearly.
Welcome back to music as well. I hope you get out and exercise those musical muscles to knock off the dust.

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Username: pauldo

Post Number: 859
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Thursday, August 02, 2012 - 10:53 am:   Edit Post

Jorge -
Great pictures!
Welcome to the club.
I really like your comment ".... scars of good moments and hardwork . .. "
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 10840
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2012 - 4:39 pm:   Edit Post

Very nice Essence!
Username: swrmalkin

Post Number: 7
Registered: 10-2013
Posted on Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 2:20 am:   Edit Post

Nice Essance! virtually the same as mine.
But mine has a different bridge and actives.
And Sims LED's.


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