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Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 2291
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Sunday, April 08, 2007 - 5:41 pm:   Edit Post

Here is my newly acquired '77 Series I 12 String. I've always thought of the Alembic Omega as female and the point as male, so I'm calling this one "Big Irv" after my dad who recently passed away. It plays amazingly - almost as easy as a 6 string!

Vital statistics:

LSG 12-string guitar

top and back: P. Walnut*
core: Mahogany
neck: Maple and Purpleheart, 25.5" long scale
fingerboard: Ebony with mother of pearl ovals
peghead veneers: Bocate and Walnut
originally made for: Rothchild
birthday: November 30, 1977

On December 5, 1977, Rothchild sent the guitar back to us to have LEDs installed.

On Augst 30, 1978, Rothchild sent the guitar in again to have the LEDs replaced. The 9th fret LED "goes out when the fingerboard is fretted at that postition. Please repair." We repaired under warranty.

*P. Walnut is probably for Peruvian Walnut, a true juglans Walnut from South America.

Bill, tgo

(Message edited by davehouck on April 18, 2007)
Intermediate Member
Username: hieronymous

Post Number: 146
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Sunday, April 08, 2007 - 6:36 pm:   Edit Post

Sweet! That peghead is awesome! We should have taken a group picture of all the knobby pegheads... Oh well, next time!
Senior Member
Username: 57basstra

Post Number: 585
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Sunday, April 08, 2007 - 7:31 pm:   Edit Post

Yes, that is one sweet looking guitar and full sounding as well, I'll wager. I imagine the Alembics 12,6 and Alembic bass all together in the studio make for a resounding mix!

Sorry about the passing of your Father, Bill.
Senior Member
Username: tom_z

Post Number: 515
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Sunday, April 08, 2007 - 7:45 pm:   Edit Post

Woah! Very nice acquisition, Bill. A handsome instrument, for sure.

Senior Member
Username: byoung

Post Number: 597
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Sunday, April 08, 2007 - 8:51 pm:   Edit Post

That headstock just does it for me.
Senior Member
Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 1235
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, April 08, 2007 - 9:54 pm:   Edit Post

Very nice Bill.
Intermediate Member
Username: southpaw

Post Number: 163
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, April 09, 2007 - 9:10 am:   Edit Post

Congrats Bill, that is a beauty! Play it in good health and fond memories.
Senior Member
Username: palembic

Post Number: 2524
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Monday, April 09, 2007 - 10:10 am:   Edit Post

Bill goes 12????
Ahlalalalaaaa ...where are those guitarplayers of old days???

Paul TBO

Great Bill!
Senior Member
Username: hieronymous

Post Number: 1327
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Friday, November 22, 2013 - 3:58 pm:   Edit Post

We did finally get the multi-knobby-peghead shot!


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