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tmoney61092
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Post Number: 856
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 11:15 am:   Edit Post

THAT'S FREAKIN GORGEOUS!!! this is going to be one phenominal instrument!!!

~Taylor
tubeperson
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Post Number: 410
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 11:36 am:   Edit Post

JZ, depends on what kind of snake you are talking about. Anyway, what is great and humbling about these links is that no matter if, or how many Alembics you have, there are so many other awesome ones out there. I marvel at the creativity of the customers and Alembic to create these mind blowing works of art. Bless all of you. Wish I could gobble them all up, but it is important to share! This thread and others like it make my day.
moonliner
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Post Number: 104
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Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 12:06 pm:   Edit Post

Thats very cool!
jzstephan
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Post Number: 155
Registered: 1-2012
Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 12:24 pm:   Edit Post

Pierreyes is a friend, just giving him the business. Hah!
tubeperson
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Post Number: 412
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Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 12:32 pm:   Edit Post

Pierreyes giveth therefore he must taketh!
lbpesq
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Post Number: 5351
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Friday, February 22, 2013 - 1:13 pm:   Edit Post

I want one!

Gorgeous!

Bill, tgo
jzstephan
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Post Number: 164
Registered: 1-2012
Posted on Friday, August 16, 2013 - 8:41 am:   Edit Post

artswork99
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Post Number: 1889
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Friday, August 16, 2013 - 8:47 am:   Edit Post

Wowzer!
eastcoastepic
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Post Number: 243
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Friday, August 16, 2013 - 8:41 pm:   Edit Post

You must have been at the Mothership for that 'in depth' photo! What a view!

(Oh, and pretty spectacular from here as well!)

Chris
jzstephan
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Post Number: 167
Registered: 1-2012
Posted on Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 7:47 pm:   Edit Post

jzstephan
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Post Number: 168
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Posted on Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 7:49 pm:   Edit Post

jzstephan
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Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 1:15 pm:   Edit Post

jacko
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Post Number: 3424
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Friday, September 27, 2013 - 12:40 am:   Edit Post

I see you're using the new DR 'invizistrings' :-) Looking good John. How was your trip?

Graeme
artswork99
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Post Number: 1905
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Friday, September 27, 2013 - 6:33 am:   Edit Post

Whew, that is a great looking bass!
lbpesq
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Post Number: 5540
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Friday, September 27, 2013 - 8:05 am:   Edit Post

Actually, this one's gonna be a geetar! Ever heard of those?

hehehehe

Bill, tgo
jzstephan
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Post Number: 170
Registered: 1-2012
Posted on Friday, September 27, 2013 - 5:51 pm:   Edit Post

20 Alembics
jzstephan
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Post Number: 171
Registered: 1-2012
Posted on Friday, September 27, 2013 - 5:55 pm:   Edit Post


cloudy maple
dadabass2001
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Post Number: 1771
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 9:57 am:   Edit Post

Wow! what an optical illusion! at first I thought it was lumpy bubble foam insulation.
That's incredible..
Mike
jzstephan
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Registered: 1-2012
Posted on Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 10:09 am:   Edit Post

An unexpected present!
jzstephan
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Posted on Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 10:16 am:   Edit Post

artswork99
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Post Number: 1906
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Posted on Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 1:07 pm:   Edit Post

hehe, once in a while Bill. Great looking guitar ;) Thanks for sharing all the photos John.

(Message edited by artswork99 on September 28, 2013)
davehouck
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Post Number: 11184
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 6:57 pm:   Edit Post

Beautiful guitar!
jzstephan
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Post Number: 178
Registered: 1-2012
Posted on Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 7:12 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Dave! It is really wonderful. I had a 77 series 1 guitar and an 81 or 2 Electrum. As great as those instruments were, this exceeds all expectation. The way it FEELS is incredible. Alembic just keeps getting better.
jacko
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Post Number: 3428
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, September 30, 2013 - 1:23 am:   Edit Post

Is that the cutout piece from your omega John? That really is a very cool gift. I'd have loved the cutout from my heart omega.

Graeme
jzstephan
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Post Number: 181
Registered: 1-2012
Posted on Monday, September 30, 2013 - 6:53 am:   Edit Post

Yes, Graeme, it is. Since I don't have the guitar yet, I have the cut out on my desk. I need to tap it every now and again to listen to the wonderful tone of the wood recipe.
hammer
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Username: hammer

Post Number: 413
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Tuesday, October 01, 2013 - 6:34 am:   Edit Post

That piece of maple (I think) wasn't an optical illusion to which I think JZ will attest. When I visited the mothership a few years ago Mica showed me a piece and it's got indentations not only all over the surface but straight on through its core. don;t know what causes the figuring though it's awfully beautiful on a guitar.
jzstephan
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Post Number: 182
Registered: 1-2012
Posted on Tuesday, October 01, 2013 - 8:13 am:   Edit Post

I think it would be cool to do a headstock from that piece of quilted maple, but have some of the rough edge show through.
hydrargyrum
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Post Number: 1176
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Tuesday, October 01, 2013 - 9:45 am:   Edit Post

This is going to be an awesome guitar.
jzstephan
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Post Number: 187
Registered: 1-2012
Posted on Tuesday, October 01, 2013 - 6:50 pm:   Edit Post


Skyway Tremolo
jzstephan
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Post Number: 188
Registered: 1-2012
Posted on Thursday, October 03, 2013 - 4:53 pm:   Edit Post

http://youtu.be/o8Ly7kmRLR8
hammer
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Post Number: 414
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Thursday, October 03, 2013 - 10:04 pm:   Edit Post

All that video was missing was a shot of you with a shi...faced grin plastered on to your face after fondling that beauty. Absolutely a gorgeous guitar!
jzstephan
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Post Number: 207
Registered: 1-2012
Posted on Monday, October 28, 2013 - 8:23 am:   Edit Post



Mica sent me this last night. Ron, Susan, Mica, Mary, James... Truly an awesome work of kinetic art! Thanks!!!



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jacko
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Post Number: 3448
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, October 28, 2013 - 8:26 am:   Edit Post

WoW! That's unbelievable. When I saw it in the flesh I knew it was going to turn out great but I couldn't have guessed it would be so fantastic!

Graeme
davehouck
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Post Number: 11219
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, October 28, 2013 - 2:31 pm:   Edit Post

Absolutely beautiful! Congrats!
hydrargyrum
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Post Number: 1194
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Monday, October 28, 2013 - 2:36 pm:   Edit Post

Wow! The wood really works well with the control knobs and pickup covers. Congratulations.
growlypants
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Registered: 3-2011
Posted on Monday, October 28, 2013 - 3:36 pm:   Edit Post

Congrats!! Spectacular!!
moonliner
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Post Number: 185
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, October 28, 2013 - 5:34 pm:   Edit Post

Stunning! It's the most handsome triple O I've seen.
jzstephan
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Post Number: 209
Registered: 1-2012
Posted on Saturday, November 02, 2013 - 9:34 am:   Edit Post

In my house. The journey ends, or is it just beginning?
davehouck
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Post Number: 11232
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, November 02, 2013 - 12:46 pm:   Edit Post

The journey is just beginning. I've had mine for well over five years now, and the journey continuously unfolds into new places to be explored. Enjoy!
eastcoastepic
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Username: eastcoastepic

Post Number: 246
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 3:20 pm:   Edit Post

Superb! Congratulations, John, I will assume you are feeling the same emotions that I did 10 years ago. It's a shame we don't live closer; what a sight we would be on stage... :-)
Enjoy, and get ready for the comments/compliments when you take her out, it's actually quite fun!
Chris
jzstephan
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Username: jzstephan

Post Number: 212
Registered: 1-2012
Posted on Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 8:04 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Chris. That would be mind blowing; two Buckeye Burl Triple Omega Alembics in the same place at the same time!

Ok, one more picture.

I am Batman.
eastcoastepic
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Username: eastcoastepic

Post Number: 248
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 8:25 pm:   Edit Post

Sweet Mother of Pearl! A perfect bookmatch to center front & back....Holy Shinola. Just superb...
Just a word of advice, my friend; when you're out & about with her, watch her like a hawk, as a mother would watch a child. There are predators out there looking for an opportunity. That being said, I do not let my investment 'sit at home'; she has attained 'main bass' stature and I enjoy her as much as I can on stage, but remain vigilant during the process. Just my .02...

Be safe in your travels, Batman, Commissioner Gordon would be proud.....

Chris
bigbadbill
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Username: bigbadbill

Post Number: 543
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 9:24 am:   Edit Post

John, that looks utterly amazing; my favourite body shape combined with my favourite wood. One question; are you really big, or is the body downsized from what they'd use on a bass? I'm 6ft and I'd swear my Triple O bass looked a lot bigger than that on me.

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