Post Number: 5
|Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 3:20 am: |
Here's mine! I've been concentrating on 6 strings for a while but before that I was a bassist. Never dreamed I'd actually own an Alembic, such is their almost mythical quality - and I am impressed, REALLY impressed!
These are the pics from eBay. I will take more but these are pretty good. Big thank you to Richard F, the seller. What do you think the body is made of?
Happy playing, all!
Post Number: 1741
|Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 4:36 am: |
Nice bass John. The body is almost certainly mahogany. I'd say the top is a very dark piece of coco-bolo. You'll probably find there's an extemely thin walnut veneer between the fingerboard and the neck which used to be installed to aid fingerboard replacement. In case you hadn't seen it, there's a page on the main website dedicated to the company's history.
Post Number: 19
|Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 6:21 am: |
Very nice, looks like my 86 Persuader...
You will love it, enjoy!
Post Number: 727
|Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 6:32 am: |
Very nice- I'd say Graeme is spot on with his guess of Mahogany and Coco Bolo. I really like the top wood right on the body wood without the pinstripe laminate.
Post Number: 1863
|Posted on Friday, April 25, 2008 - 3:35 am: |
Given the amount of darkening, and the fairly straight grain, I'd guess it's a vermillion top. Nice one, whatever the top wood!
Post Number: 345
|Posted on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 3:04 am: |
Congratulations with the Persuader - very clean! Looks almost identical to my 87 Persuader (check it out here in the showcase!)so I would hazard a guess that the top is in fact Bocate just like mine!
Post Number: 289
|Posted on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 8:12 pm: |
Welcome to the club! Nice Bass. The top looks like CocoBolo to me. I have a similar dark coco top on my Modulus Graphite bass. You can determine exactly what it is by posting the serial number in
"Owning an Alembic / Serial number Requests"
here in the club!
Post Number: 10
|Posted on Tuesday, May 06, 2008 - 1:50 pm: |
Many thanks! John's Persuader does look gorgeous, but I think my wood top is darker. Hard to tell.
Kris, I've posted a request for data in the serial section.
This is a bit like genealogy. However, as you both know, playing it is the greatest pleasure...