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Senior Member
Username: 57basstra

Post Number: 501
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2006 - 5:37 pm:   Edit Post

I was going to take a field trip to Music City today and was going to drop in on Tennessee's Alembic Dealer for the past 7 years, Will Gunn in Hendersonville. I decided to call him first and make sure he is open on Saturday afternoon. He said he'd just sold his shop in Tenn. to his business partner and is headed to Iowa to start up a large scale Alembic dealership in Iowa. So our loss is your gain. Will told me he is from Iowa and will have the second largest inventory of Alembics for purchase. We talked some more and I decided I would not make my holiday pilgrimage to Music City since he was boxing up the good stuff and headed West. Not an entire loss for me, Will will be able to sell me an Alembic from his new store without me having to pay Tennessee's 10-percent sales tax.Will said that in the past few months he has had a significant increase in business and inquiries of Alembic. The living legend continues to grow....Anyway. Good luck to Will and I am looking forward to seeing his online inventory.

Advanced Member
Username: 2400wattman

Post Number: 259
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Sunday, November 19, 2006 - 3:37 pm:   Edit Post

I was just thinking about that 9.25% sales tax the other day, while contemplating a custom order in the future. Ouch! what a kick in the pants! I wonder since these things can get very, very pricey would the tax be more reasonable, like buying a car for instance. If I remember correctly the sales tax on autos was a flat 7%. I would think that it would apply if you get in the upper echelon costs of an Alembic.
Senior Member
Username: bigredbass

Post Number: 1078
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Sunday, November 19, 2006 - 4:12 pm:   Edit Post

It's KILLING me. I live about five miles from Will's shop, and the idea I could run down there and see several Alembics in one place was just amazing . . . then he moves to Iowa ! ! !


J o e y
Senior Member
Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 706
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, November 20, 2006 - 5:57 am:   Edit Post

Where is Wll moving in Iowa? It's not a small state, just rural.
Inquiring minds wanna know
Senior Member
Username: bigredbass

Post Number: 1079
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Monday, November 20, 2006 - 6:27 pm:   Edit Post

If memory serves, Will will be moving the first 1/2 of December. The phone# in his dealer listing (615)708.7783 is his cell, so you can reach him at anytime. Or EMail at gunnwill@hotmail.com.

I can not imagine a better guy to buy an Alembic from. Certainly will be a 'Field of Dreams' in Iowa now.

J o e y

(Message edited by bigredbass on November 20, 2006)
Senior Member
Username: 57basstra

Post Number: 508
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Saturday, December 02, 2006 - 6:45 pm:   Edit Post

Here's Will's new contact info and website:


Contact Me!
Get it Touch
            Hours: Nearly Anytime (well, within reason!)
            Tel: 615-708-7783
            Fax: 641-209-9025
            Email: will@willgunnguitars.com
            Snail Mail: P.O. Box 666, Fairfield, IA 52556
I am based in the small town of Fairfield, Iowa. Fairfield is located in the Southeast corner of the state, about one hour from the intersection of Interstates 80 and 380.
Since my business is primarily web-based, please contact me if you’d like to visit my office and personally audition any of the instruments I keep in stock. There are a number of fine hotels, motels, and restaurants in Fairfield that I can recommend if you’d like to make a real expedition out of your visit! Looking forward to hearing from you!

Advanced Member
Username: echo008

Post Number: 331
Registered: 2-2003
Posted on Tuesday, December 05, 2006 - 7:56 am:   Edit Post

I just dropped WIll an email saying congrats and hello and asking him a couple questions .... What a Nice guy!
BTW he will consider Non Alembic basses for trade in on a "Bass by Bass" basis. I know where I will be taking my next order!
Also he should be up and running full by New Years....
Very cool
- Tom

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