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rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1175
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Friday, March 21, 2014 - 9:02 pm:   Edit Post

The pictures just keep getting better & better! Each one shows more progress & means I'm that much closer to taking this beauty home!

Thanks so much for the picture! The control placement looks perfect!

Is the yellow tint from the sealer or is that just the lighting? Will it be lighter before you put the aqua & blue on? Where will the serial number be since I'm getting a continuous wood truss cover?
mario_farufyno
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Username: mario_farufyno

Post Number: 1043
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 7:55 am:   Edit Post

superb maple figuring!
rustyg61
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Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1176
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 8:05 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Mario!
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1182
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 5:41 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Mica, your last picture you posted doesn't show now, can you repost or are there any new ones from this week?
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 8152
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, March 28, 2014 - 5:55 pm:   Edit Post

Sorry Rusty, no new pictures as it's just getting sprayed every day. But here's the one that got away:

spray

We emailed about this already, but to keep the club updated, the bass looks just as it did when you were here, just the lighting in the drying room isn't really for modelling. The serial number will be on the inside, no good external spot for it.
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1183
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Friday, March 28, 2014 - 6:27 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Mica! Have a great weekend!
georgie_boy
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Username: georgie_boy

Post Number: 1088
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Friday, April 04, 2014 - 3:20 am:   Edit Post

Wow Rusty!!!!!!
I'm coming to Galveston to steal that bass.

George
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1184
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Friday, April 04, 2014 - 3:31 am:   Edit Post

Come on down George! I have a spare room for you!
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1186
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Friday, April 11, 2014 - 6:06 am:   Edit Post

Hey Mica, are we tangled up in blue yet? ;-)
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 8162
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, April 11, 2014 - 3:48 pm:   Edit Post

Nope, not yet - blue will be after preset, where your bass will be starting on Monday. No new pics either, it just doesn't look different with more finish on it.
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1187
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Friday, April 11, 2014 - 4:57 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks for the update Mica!
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1225
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 8:15 am:   Edit Post

Any new updates Mica?
darkstar01
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Username: darkstar01

Post Number: 525
Registered: 6-2005
Posted on Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 4:21 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Rusty, I saw your bass in spray when I was visiting the factory a couple of weeks ago. Beautiful top! You sure you want to color it? :-) can't wait to see it turn out.
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1226
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 6:20 pm:   Edit Post

How ironic Austin, I saw your Classico under construction when I toured the factory in 2011! I don't suppose you took any pictures of mine did you? :-) Glad you like the wood! Mica also expressed sadness that I was going to paint it, but also said it will still be gorgeous painted! The wood grain will still show. If it wasn't for Steve Wood's blue Europa I would not be building this bass. I saw his & fell in love!! I never understood why anyone would want to paint an Alembic since they are known for their amazing exotic woods, until I saw Steve's, then I understood! They put many layers of clear coat on before the blue, so if I ever decided to go back natural I can. But I seriously doubt I ever will. Blue is my favorite color, & I have some themed inlays going in that go with the blue, so I think once you see the finished bass you will become a blue fan too!
darkstar01
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Username: darkstar01

Post Number: 526
Registered: 6-2005
Posted on Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 8:20 pm:   Edit Post

Unfortunately, I didn't take any pictures when I was at the factory. But I can assure you your bass is coming along nicely, and the place is packed with beautiful instruments. I do wish I had brought my camera!
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1227
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 3:09 am:   Edit Post

I always bring my camera to Alembic when I go, but I am usually in such awe of what I'm seeing that I forget to take as many pictures as I would like! I get home & think about an instrument I saw & look for the picture of it & I have none! Some people can't walk & chew gum at the same time, apparently I can't drool & take pictures at the same time! LOL!
jon_jackson
Advanced Member
Username: jon_jackson

Post Number: 201
Registered: 12-2008
Posted on Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 6:20 am:   Edit Post

Rusty, I had the same problem during my visit.
Jon
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1229
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 8:02 am:   Edit Post

Every time I walk through the doors at Alembic I go into an Alembicoma where my brain just shuts down from the overload of not only the beautiful instruments surrounding me, but also the rich history the factory has. Thinking about all the famous instruments that were produced for legendary players there & just picturing Stanley or Entwhistle, or Jimmy Johnson sitting on the couch checking out their latest Alembic is pretty mind blowing!
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1236
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 9:59 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Mica, any new news? Are we still waiting on inlays?
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1244
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 8:05 am:   Edit Post

10 weeks since the last new picture......I'm having withdrawals.......
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1250
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 10:23 pm:   Edit Post

Going to visit my Europa at the Mothership next week! Stay tuned for pictures!
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1256
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Monday, July 07, 2014 - 12:46 pm:   Edit Post

I just got home from visiting my Europa & it is looking great! They finished the inlays & frets & this week it should get the blue paint. My wife loves Orca whales, so I asked Mica to inlay a blue Orca at the 12th fret to honor my wife for not only allowing me to get this incredible bass built, but for actually encouraging me to get it! The bass is aptly named "Blue Orca" as the name plate shows.




sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3511
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Monday, July 07, 2014 - 1:06 pm:   Edit Post

Rusty, The bass looks fantastic !
fc_spoiler
Senior Member
Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1549
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Monday, July 07, 2014 - 2:39 pm:   Edit Post

Awesome!

Now I must have a dolphin on my next custom, what shall we call him? :-)

Now for some blue, can't wait to see this finished!:-)
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11412
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, July 07, 2014 - 3:07 pm:   Edit Post

Love that inlay!!
artswork99
Moderator
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 1995
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Monday, July 07, 2014 - 5:14 pm:   Edit Post

Looks GREAT!
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1261
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Monday, July 07, 2014 - 6:21 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks guys! Hopefully by Friday we will have some blue pictures!
moongerm
Junior
Username: moongerm

Post Number: 23
Registered: 8-2013
Posted on Monday, July 07, 2014 - 8:14 pm:   Edit Post

Nice Rusty!
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1262
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Monday, July 07, 2014 - 9:37 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Brian!
zomnius
New
Username: zomnius

Post Number: 6
Registered: 9-2013
Posted on Tuesday, July 08, 2014 - 1:05 am:   Edit Post

wow, very nice!
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1263
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Tuesday, July 08, 2014 - 1:31 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Zom!
bigredbass
Senior Member
Username: bigredbass

Post Number: 2211
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Wednesday, July 09, 2014 - 10:27 pm:   Edit Post

Looks good now, will look FABULOUS in blue, and I really dig the Blue Orca inlay.

Ya know, Rusty, speaking as an expat-Texan to a still-residing-in-Mother-Texas citizen (especially since we're both from East Texas), it occurs to me that we should possibly consider forming an 'Texas Society of Alembics in Color' , so we can separate ourselves somewhat from our esteemed colleagues who are unfortunately doomed to

a) not be from Texas, and

b) live with B R O W N guitars and basses.

Whoops, gotta go, 'Giant' is coming on next on TCM !

J o e y
pierreyves
Senior Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 1192
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Wednesday, July 09, 2014 - 10:54 pm:   Edit Post

NIIIIIIIICE !!!!
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1265
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Wednesday, July 09, 2014 - 11:41 pm:   Edit Post

Sounds like a great idea J o e y! I think I'll start a new thread for colored Alembics!
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1266
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Wednesday, July 09, 2014 - 11:43 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Pierre!
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1270
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 9:04 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Mica, are we feeling blue yet?
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1273
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 1:42 pm:   Edit Post

Wish Jerry was singing about my bass now!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tv7DY27aPyk
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3526
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 3:26 pm:   Edit Post

A great tune , with lots of words !
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1280
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 9:04 pm:   Edit Post

Any updates Mica?

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