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Kawai F11B Alembic Clone
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Classic alembic tones. Will ship at buyers expense. No trades.

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Why 4 photos of the exact same shot and just 1 of the headstock ?

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1 hour ago, VedranPU said:

The bridge is not original? 

It does look non-original (though I wasn't a fan of the original) but I've seen a few of these with Schaller replacements

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It is all original I don’t believe anything has been changed. Earlier models had a different bridge set up and some were through body I believe. In terms of the pictures, I was struggling with the IT etc being on the road 🙂

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2 hours ago, three said:

It does look non-original (though I wasn't a fan of the original) but I've seen a few of these with Schaller replacements

The very later models were fitted with Schaller, which is why you will see a few it’s not a replacement. There are some old catalogue photos online somewhere 🙂

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Ah...that explains it - a good move on Kawai's part in my opinion.  Not an Alembic type bridge unfortunately but a high quality option.  I'd love to try this - is it a 32" scale?

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On 31/07/2018 at 16:03, fleabag said:

Why 4 photos of the exact same shot and just 1 of the headstock ?

Exactly. Why no shots of the back either.

OK please check your post and let's see some more varied pics of this beauty please 

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Read consistently good things about these. The inimitable Johnny Long (who's had trillions of high-end basses through his shop - watch the vids) also rates them. GLWTS

 

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On 05/08/2018 at 17:25, visog said:

 

 

The reason this clown is "inimitable" is that no one with half a brain would want to imitate him.

I actually wanted to know more about this bass, but this irritating silly billy was too much to cope with for more than 60 seconds.

 

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I hadn't bothered to watch the video till you mentioned it. I forced myself to listen to just over 2 mins.

 

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Hows the fretboard? It appears to be a bit dry from the pics, cant judge well though. 

What a beautiful bass. 

Btw, Ive got an old Kawai catalogue with these basses in it. I could provide pics if someones interested.

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I may be taking mine to the SE Bash later this month if anybody is interested in trying one.

 

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These can sell for over a grand...comparable with basses which sell for much more.

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