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susan
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Username: susan

Post Number: 104
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 5:09 pm:   Edit Post

So John purchased a Further guitar from me on June 26, 2013 just before he started the Born and Raised Tour he is currently on.

First sighting of John and Further July 2, 2013 Philadelphia, PA:
http://johnmayer.com/media/official-media/videos/2013/54446775816

Then in Dallas:
17:30 minutes or so into video to "I Want You" on his Further on a long jam 8-9 minutes long:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKHH7clOb4E

Then on July 26, 2013 at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA

Road Session no 5:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6CMhHK-4EM#at=55

Road Session #5, if you don't blink, you can see Mica in the blue T shirt and Mary in the Khaki shirt on stage when John tries on the Darling guitar for the first time.

July 27, 2013 Irvine, CA. He only had the Darling for 1 day, A JJ Cale tribute: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeNzGIw2zz8

"Let My Love Open the Door":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYq0_3o0xP8

Letterman Live 8-19-13 3rd song in 'Olivia'
http://www.cbs.com/shows/liveonletterman/artist...


Letterman Live-nice high def still photo John and the Further look great all blue and gold
http://www.cbs.com/shows/liveonletterman/photos...

August 21, 3013 Live at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ
He's using the Further on 'Fool to Love You' and 'Something Like Olivia.' This one is AWESOME with the thumb-slap on Olivia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpGyEwrb5XU


Then the Darling on 'Call Me the Breeze' with special guest Robby Krieger from The Doors

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He3Pp2wx0TU

30 more shows in the next 8 weeks including Argentina, Brazil, England, Denmark, Norway, The Netherlands then back to USA

It sure makes me feel good to see my guitars being played so much and so well for so many to see and hear.

There will be more postings :-)

-Susan
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11157
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 6:06 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Susan; glad you are feeling good (about the guitars), and hoping you are doing well. I think the tone John is getting with his Alembics is wonderful.
susan
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Username: susan

Post Number: 105
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 6:43 pm:   Edit Post

He also bought a used '75 Series I Medium scale small body guitar with a Cherry core. It's made out of 'The Zebrawood' by which all others are judged by. It has a quilty shimmer quality as well as birds eyes on it, very unusual. The board yielded about 6 instruments. I made the same guitar for Greg Lake.
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3014
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 1:52 am:   Edit Post

Hello Susan ,

It is great to read your posts and watch the You Tube links. Thanks for posting those. That Zebarawood that you mention has always been a feast for my eyes as well. I also find joy in seeing Alembic instruments being played in the "Lime Light" and being viewed upon as the exemplary creations that they are. I wish you the best in health and in all and everything ,

Wolf
5a_quilt_top
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Username: 5a_quilt_top

Post Number: 172
Registered: 6-2012
Posted on Tuesday, September 03, 2013 - 11:32 am:   Edit Post

These are fun (but dangerous) videos to watch! What a thrill to see (and hear) amazing instruments handled by a great player.

I saw some of these videos when I visited Alembic in August and they were the seeds that eventually blossomed into my Further G.A.S. attack.

Watch at your own risk!
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 8020
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, September 03, 2013 - 3:40 pm:   Edit Post

Well folks, I will continue to post JCM videos here. I can't get enough of the glow of the Quilted Maple under the stage lights and the look on John's face as the guitar responds to him.

Oh yeah the sound of the guitar is pretty awesome too.

As a guitar designer and builder, it doesn't get any better than that.

Here's 'Friend of the Devil' 8-24-13 Virginia Beach
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRsd8yJ3SLU

Live at Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ 2013-08-23

Then from 8-23-13 Cambden, NJ / Further on “If I ever Get Around to Living”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94Zpw1GaZv0
susan
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Username: susan

Post Number: 106
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, September 03, 2013 - 5:52 pm:   Edit Post

Oops didn't realize I was signed in as Mica.
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11164
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, September 03, 2013 - 7:18 pm:   Edit Post

Nice Friend of the Devil!
susan
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Username: susan

Post Number: 107
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 2:51 pm:   Edit Post

New Link to Live on Letterman replaces previous link due to to their software upgrade on CBS

http://www.cbs.com/shows/liveonletterman/video/XlCVevzx4_57q577EUBNVJIMBMU7rLpO/live-on-letterman-john-mayer-something-like-olivia/
fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1483
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 2:56 pm:   Edit Post

Looks & sounds great, thanx!
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 3611
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 3:57 pm:   Edit Post

Sounds great.

Jazzyvee
afrobeat_fool
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Username: afrobeat_fool

Post Number: 529
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 4:00 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks for all the postings, Susan. I feel awesome to have one of those 6 Zebrawood instruments. Kinda like I'm part of some "club"


Nick
jalevinemd
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Username: jalevinemd

Post Number: 871
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 7:08 pm:   Edit Post

The tone on that solo at 1:48 is just AMAZING!!!

Congrats guys. Talk about exposure!
bigredbass
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Username: bigredbass

Post Number: 2033
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 10:37 pm:   Edit Post

Susan, many congrats on this 'get', just super to see a headliner grooving on an Alembic guitar, hope there's lots of fallout from it and lots more guitars going out the door.

Now, get John to hook up his bassist !

All the Best (and good to see you in PRINT !)

J o e y
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 3612
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, September 13, 2013 - 1:57 am:   Edit Post

Could a John Mayer signature Further or Darling guitar be in the pipeline??
Hmm...........are there any signature guitar models? I guess the Tribute is an obvious one.

Jazzyvee
flpete1uw
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Username: flpete1uw

Post Number: 198
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Friday, September 13, 2013 - 6:19 am:   Edit Post

This was so much fun to watch! Congratulations to both John and Alembic on the sales!
I have a Series 1 Bass 75-215 that has the Zebra Wood back laminate. Sweet!!
Pete
eastcoastepic
Advanced Member
Username: eastcoastepic

Post Number: 245
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 6:37 pm:   Edit Post

Considering John's extensive use of the Further this tour (i.e., not using it for just one or two shows), jazzyvee has a valid question. It would be fantastic to expand the 6-string line with a 'signature series' offering.

I will admit, hearing the tones of John McVie on vinyl and witnessing the John Paul Jones body style (late 70s/early 80s) strongly influenced me in my Alembic purchases; the artist videos are a great way of advertising the Alembic product in this day & age...
Chris
susan
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Username: susan

Post Number: 109
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 1:45 pm:   Edit Post

Here's the newest addition to the John Mayer collection of videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDJwIRtGMBk

This is in London ten days ago on BBC 2 TV on the Later-with Jools Holland Show.

John is using the Further on 'CAll Me The Breeze'

Nice clean camera action and sound
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11235
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 6:06 pm:   Edit Post

And nice tone!
musashi
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Username: musashi

Post Number: 200
Registered: 5-2004
Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 10:48 pm:   Edit Post

Very nice tone. !

Some details on exactly what Alembic guitar he is playing?
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 3701
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, November 08, 2013 - 1:42 am:   Edit Post

This one.
http://www.alembic.com/prod/further.html

Jazzyvee
pauldo
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Username: pauldo

Post Number: 1099
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 9:02 am:   Edit Post

Just saw John on Later w/ Jools.
Susan beat me to it . . .

John represents the Alembic team nicely!
:-D
artswork99
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Username: artswork99

Post Number: 1943
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Monday, January 27, 2014 - 1:38 pm:   Edit Post

I read last night that John would be playing the show... "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles" airing February 9, 2014... maybe an Alembic sighting to be found ;)

(Message edited by artswork99 on January 27, 2014)

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