Post Number: 104
|Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 5:09 pm: |
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:
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:
Then on July 26, 2013 at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA
Road Session no 5:
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":
Letterman Live 8-19-13 3rd song in 'Olivia'
Letterman Live-nice high def still photo John and the Further look great all blue and gold
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
Then the Darling on 'Call Me the Breeze' with special guest Robby Krieger from The Doors
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 :-)
Post Number: 11157
|Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 6:06 pm: |
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.
Post Number: 105
|Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 6:43 pm: |
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.
Post Number: 3014
|Posted on Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 1:52 am: |
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 ,
Post Number: 172
|Posted on Tuesday, September 03, 2013 - 11:32 am: |
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!
Post Number: 8020
|Posted on Tuesday, September 03, 2013 - 3:40 pm: |
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
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”
Post Number: 106
|Posted on Tuesday, September 03, 2013 - 5:52 pm: |
Oops didn't realize I was signed in as Mica.
Post Number: 11164
|Posted on Tuesday, September 03, 2013 - 7:18 pm: |
Nice Friend of the Devil!
Post Number: 107
|Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 2:51 pm: |
New Link to Live on Letterman replaces previous link due to to their software upgrade on CBS
Post Number: 1483
|Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 2:56 pm: |
Looks & sounds great, thanx!
Post Number: 3611
|Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 3:57 pm: |
Post Number: 529
|Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 4:00 pm: |
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"
Post Number: 871
|Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 7:08 pm: |
The tone on that solo at 1:48 is just AMAZING!!!
Congrats guys. Talk about exposure!
Post Number: 2033
|Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 10:37 pm: |
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
Post Number: 3612
|Posted on Friday, September 13, 2013 - 1:57 am: |
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.
Post Number: 198
|Posted on Friday, September 13, 2013 - 6:19 am: |
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!!
Post Number: 245
|Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 6:37 pm: |
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...
Post Number: 109
|Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 1:45 pm: |
Here's the newest addition to the John Mayer collection of videos
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
Post Number: 11235
|Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 6:06 pm: |
And nice tone!
Post Number: 200
|Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 10:48 pm: |
Very nice tone. !
Some details on exactly what Alembic guitar he is playing?
Post Number: 3701
|Posted on Friday, November 08, 2013 - 1:42 am: |
Post Number: 1099
|Posted on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 9:02 am: |
Just saw John on Later w/ Jools.
Susan beat me to it . . .
John represents the Alembic team nicely!
Post Number: 1943
|Posted on Monday, January 27, 2014 - 1:38 pm: |
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)