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Username: jedisan

Post Number: 10
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Friday, April 25, 2008 - 5:28 pm:   Edit Post

Oops, I did it again. Darn, just canít help myself. After picking up my Custom from Bass Northwest, I got bit by the Alembic bug again. I had an inkling for a Brown Bass, but after perusing Alembic dealers, I found this sweet Signature with a ton of upgrades at Will Gunn Guitars. Please see images that Mica took before leaving the mother ship (please click on links). Will is the sortaí guy that really wants to make sure that you are satisfied, and that your purchasing experience is the best. Canít go wrong with that. Really, I am so pleased with the instrument and my experience with Will; I would heartily recommend him to anyone who is shopping for a new Alembic. I plan on doing a custom in my near future, and will go to Will for this as well. The flock had a party when she arrived, which I have included a pic of the group during the festivities.

Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6485
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, April 25, 2008 - 5:56 pm:   Edit Post

Wow! Great bass! The top is really nice!
Senior Member
Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 730
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Friday, April 25, 2008 - 8:31 pm:   Edit Post

Absolutely amazing top on that bass- I admired it on Will's site several times.

I agree about Will- I have an order in right now and he was incredibly helpful during the planning process- he was incredibly patient and had a wealth of knowledge. He seems to be a perfect match for Alembic!
Username: mcdonger

Post Number: 55
Registered: 4-2007
Posted on Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 6:30 pm:   Edit Post

You really have a great collection.
Username: jedisan

Post Number: 11
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Sunday, April 27, 2008 - 8:09 am:   Edit Post

Thanks for the compliments guys. I wished I had sized the picture a little better. As for the top on the new Signature, it really looks like rock- or maybe a piece of marble that you would use as a counter top. Truly amazing. I was not much into burl, until I saw this.
Intermediate Member
Username: karl

Post Number: 134
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Monday, April 28, 2008 - 12:50 am:   Edit Post

What a beautiful bass - congratulations!

And I really like the black hardware - very unusual!

Intermediate Member
Username: eligilam

Post Number: 105
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, April 28, 2008 - 3:54 am:   Edit Post

What's that on the back row second from the left?
Username: jedisan

Post Number: 13
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Monday, April 28, 2008 - 8:01 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Karl... the black hardware really works well with the top. I believe the finish is a nickle plate as opposed to a chrome plate, which to me has a much nicer luster.

Hi Will, sorry for my poor image, but the bass you ask about is an early Gibson Tobias 5 with zebra wood top. It also has one of the most spectacular flamed maple necks I have ever seen. I do like this one, as these days I mostly prefer 34" 5's, and this one plays quite nicely.

Here's the pic again, re-sized a little larger:
Advanced Member
Username: hieronymous

Post Number: 353
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Saturday, July 26, 2008 - 10:02 pm:   Edit Post

I missed this the first time around - both those Alembics are amazing! (And the others are not too shabby!) I hear ya about getting bitten by the Alembic bug - I just bought my third, also a Signature...
Advanced Member
Username: bassjigga

Post Number: 349
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 11:32 am:   Edit Post

That is one hell of a burl top. And I love the black hardware on it.
Advanced Member
Username: funkyjazzjunky

Post Number: 281
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 12:52 pm:   Edit Post

Wonderful collection
Username: mirapool

Post Number: 1
Registered: 2-2013
Posted on Friday, February 22, 2013 - 9:20 am:   Edit Post

From the estate of Tim Bucher - jedisan , The signature bass is for sale. Alembic Signature 4, s/n 07SJ13768. Interested parties please contact Additional Images available on request

A. Bucher
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11018
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, February 22, 2013 - 1:19 pm:   Edit Post

Thank you Anthony.

For those of you looking for it, here is the thread that was posted when we learned of Tim's passing.
Senior Member
Username: mario_farufyno

Post Number: 882
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 5:59 am:   Edit Post

that black hardware is really elegant
Username: coop

Post Number: 4
Registered: 5-2013
Posted on Thursday, May 09, 2013 - 8:25 pm:   Edit Post

+1 on the black hardware comment. It looks great.
Advanced Member
Username: hammer

Post Number: 358
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2013 - 1:14 pm:   Edit Post

Tim's Signature SC bass in now in my stable (I do need to get some decent pics of it up) and I have to tell you the photos here don't do justice to the beauty of this bass. Hopefully it will be sunny and over 35 degrees here in Minnesota someday soon (this weekend maybe?)and I'' be able to take it outside to get some good shots. I've tried indoor photos but they just don't give any indication of its beauty.

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