Post Number: 926
|Posted on Friday, January 27, 2006 - 12:25 pm: |
i didnt realize i lived so close to them. so i took a ride over there friday. nice people, interesting selection of upper $ basses.
i bought a set of labella slapper5 strings.
upon installing them the b string snapped.
called them up - no problem bring it back
so i brought direwolf with me.
they installed the string and adjusted the neck, checked the intonation. aFter i asked how much i owe you- he said- no charge- They recommend having the neck checked app 6 months after receipt of a new instrument -
it was nice to be treated so well
Post Number: 309
|Posted on Friday, January 27, 2006 - 1:20 pm: |
That's what Tim told me about my Big Bear...about 6 months after I get it before making any major neck adjustments or anything else. That way it's had the chance to go through a few climate changes.
Post Number: 41
|Posted on Wednesday, February 01, 2006 - 8:22 am: |
Brian and Chris at GGuitars are two of the most professional and accomodating guys I've ever dealt with. I bought my Tribute through them last March and couldn't have been happier with their service. If you see them, please tell them I said hello!
Post Number: 59
|Posted on Wednesday, February 01, 2006 - 9:15 am: |
Do they actually have any Alembic basses in stock? Their web site has been conspicuously devoid of Alembic basses for several months.
Post Number: 947
|Posted on Wednesday, February 01, 2006 - 11:09 am: |
they had not one alembic bass is stock
i think they prefer alembic guitars,,,that they had
but what do i know,.,,
Post Number: 102
|Posted on Wednesday, February 01, 2006 - 2:16 pm: |
Well, they had a pretty cool preowned Alembic bass on consignment till late last year ;-)
And, yeah, Brian & Chris are really one of a kind professionals, it was a great pleasure to talk to them. Cheers from over the Ocean,
Christian (the faker)
Post Number: 1696
|Posted on Wednesday, February 01, 2006 - 4:20 pm: |
They had a new Series I for about a year, but they couldn't sell it. Once it made a round trip across the country to Cali, it found it's way back to the east coast Eden aka NJ, LOL!
Post Number: 28
|Posted on Wednesday, February 01, 2006 - 8:28 pm: |
I think G-Guitars is THE place in the North-East to go and check out highend gear. Sadly no Alembics in stock right now, but they always have something coming in. (A Ken Smith 7 string in stock right now) Lots of trade-ins / consigns too. Right Christian? In the past, they had a few really cool guitars: A pre-owned 5 string Epic fretless, a Status graphite 5 string, and a new Lawrence 5 string fretless chamber bass with inlaid dragonfly! When I bought my Europa 6 string from them, they had it hanging right next to Peggy, a CocoBolo Rogue 4, and a Quilt Maple Series 1-4 string, all behind the glass showcase. Wow! Alembic Grand Slam! Just after I took mine home, they got in an Essence 5 string with Buckeye Burl that was smokin'! Their showroom was designed by an architect, and it's very cool. You can spend hours there without hassle. You can even set up a special appointment time outside of business hours to your liking. That's more than most others would do! I pass them on the way to work each day, (on the "Q" Bridge)and peek up at the guitars in the windows. But you won't see Alembics up there - They wouldn't want the sun to bleach them! I have seen Parker Flys in the windows though, and many vintage F*****'s too.
What's that "F" stand for? Frankenstein? He had bolts in his neck too! LOL
Post Number: 103
|Posted on Thursday, February 02, 2006 - 12:21 am: |
what do I read here ? Peggy and your gorgeous Europa 6 were neighbours when displayed at G-Guitars ? That's really funny, I love these little stories. It's a small world we live in, right ?
Christian (the faker)
Post Number: 29
|Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 8:52 pm: |
Yes Christian, right next to each other in the big glass display. In fact the first time I saw Peggy at the store, I was smiling and reminiscing, and my eyes started to take in all the other Alembics too. I followed up the necks of Peggy to the Europa 6, and just gawked for about 10 minutes before pinching myself. That's when I knew that I wanted the Europa. Once I had her on deposit, then it hit me that I had ownership of first Peggy, then the Europa right next to her. It was a weird sort of irony, and a good warm fuzzy Alembic moment!
Post Number: 1702
|Posted on Monday, February 06, 2006 - 4:41 am: |
Don't forget my Quilt top/back Series I 4-string...it was apparently Peggy's neighbor as well, LOL!
Another weird coincidence...my Custom Orion that I ordered in late '03 and the Series I (which I just bought new in November '05) were built within 6 instruments of one another in '04.