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jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 1959
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 10:14 am:   Edit Post

This is what I take to dodgy gigs where I don't want to risk damage to my Alembics
http://www.goldcaster.net/index.html

hahaha enjoy. :-)
Jazzyvee
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 4437
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 10:29 am:   Edit Post

$1,000,000? A bolt-on neck? Why do I feel this sudden urge to shave my head, find a very short person who looks like me, hold my pinky to my top lip, and cackle "an evil one million dollars!"? Shagadelic, man!

Bill, tgo

(Message edited by lbpesq on May 27, 2010)
paulman
Senior Member
Username: paulman

Post Number: 436
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 11:50 am:   Edit Post

Calling Pete Townsend....that guitar looks smashing...
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 1010
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 11:52 am:   Edit Post

Just paint it and you won't need a security crew when you play it at the next gig __ LOL __
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 1960
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 2:56 pm:   Edit Post

You would have thought at that price they would have at least put some amazing pickups on rather than standard looking lace pickups, ( although I do like lace pickups), but at $1m you would expect some cutting edge custom designed ones to work with the gold body. maybe they could have used gold wire in the pickup coils.

Maybe the buyer should get in touch with the person who owns the $250,000 Ritter bass start an exclusive band.
http://www.musicradar.com/gallery/news/the-worlds-most-expensive-bass-167426

Well I'm sure Pete could afford to trash it.

Jazzyvee
cozmik_cowboy
Senior Member
Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 714
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 7:40 pm:   Edit Post

Oh, yeah - solid gold nut & saddles! Just what I always wanted. Shouldn't have to replace those too soon; probably real cheap, too........

Peter
gregduboc
Senior Member
Username: gregduboc

Post Number: 434
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 7:57 pm:   Edit Post

And I used to show-off my gold plated cable plug...
I used to fell so special...

Oh well, gotta move on now!

Greg
88persuader
Advanced Member
Username: 88persuader

Post Number: 387
Registered: 5-2004
Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 9:36 pm:   Edit Post

Now come on guys, this is an Alembic forum. I don't think Alembic owners should ever complain about other guitars based on "price!" LOL :-)
88persuader
Advanced Member
Username: 88persuader

Post Number: 388
Registered: 5-2004
Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 9:40 pm:   Edit Post

One more thought ... I don't think you'd need security because NOBODY would believe you if you told them it was real gold! :-) Nobody believes me when i show off MY solid gold guitar working at the local dive being paid $50 a night and drinks!
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 9349
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, May 28, 2010 - 7:54 am:   Edit Post

Nobody believes me when I tell them that Alembics are alchemical creations made by Elves; or that Series electronics are so expensive because one of the components is stardust collected by a NASA spacecraft.
dadabass2001
Senior Member
Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 1420
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, May 28, 2010 - 9:29 am:   Edit Post

Leave it to moder Dave to mention Stardust on this Golden thread.
I wouldn't take that Devil's bargain without asking at least two questions:
1) How soft is 18 K gold?
2) What does the guitar weigh?

(I'll be gigging my alchemical creation tonight in Glendale Heights)
Mike
afrobeat_fool
Advanced Member
Username: afrobeat_fool

Post Number: 212
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Friday, May 28, 2010 - 10:52 am:   Edit Post

Maybe the band could get a fiddle player and use Charlie Daniels solid gold violin? Bonus: he got it from the Devil!
afrobeat_fool
Advanced Member
Username: afrobeat_fool

Post Number: 213
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Friday, May 28, 2010 - 10:56 am:   Edit Post

Oh, and Dave, Alembic doesn't get it's stardust from NASA anymore. I saw tinkerbell locked in a cage in the finishing room a few months ago. Mica said it was easier this way.


Nick
wideload
Intermediate Member
Username: wideload

Post Number: 151
Registered: 6-2003
Posted on Friday, May 28, 2010 - 11:19 am:   Edit Post

When my daughter was young, she was telling her Grandma the story of Peter Pan. According to her, Tinkerbelle sprinkled angel dust on you, and you could fly! Correction (for literary value) followed.

Larry
grok
Member
Username: grok

Post Number: 51
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Friday, May 28, 2010 - 11:20 am:   Edit Post

The spelling of the maker "Jhoseph" struck me, so I looked around and noticed the circled R symbol, , which indicates a registered trademark. The TM symbol is also used on the site, which indicates claims to trademark protection but not that it's been registered. So I checked the patent & trademark office database and found that there is indeed a filing for the mark "GOLDCASTER", in June 2009, though it is not registered yet. It will be, once the owner files certain documents and pays certain fees, but at the moment, it's not registered, and it should not state otherwise (see the bottom where it claims it is registered). That's a no-no. I suppose it's remotely possible that it was filed as a California trademark, but they don't have a searchable database so I can't check easily. And who's the owner? One Joseph Pistone of Venice, CA. Not one of the guys listed on the goldcaster site. And it has not been assigned, at least as far as I can tell.

Not sure why I'm posting this, but just wanted to share. I'm a patent attorney, and I can't help but check these things out when I notice odd stuff. This one's a bit strange.
xlrogue6
Intermediate Member
Username: xlrogue6

Post Number: 169
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Friday, May 28, 2010 - 1:42 pm:   Edit Post

And if you act fast, I think they'll throw in a bridge or two.

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