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SOLD - Alembic Signature Deluxe MK with Balance K body - cocobolo £4850
£4850
Manchester

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Hi all, thanks for all the interest/calls and lovely comments. The bass is now sold.

Alembic Signature Deluxe MK with Balance K body - figured Cocobolo front and back

Red and Amber LEDs

4 string 34" scale

Gold plated bridge and nut (22k hard plate) - no need for endless polishing 

Maple and purple heart neck - ebony board with some quilting (extraordinary - I haven't seen it previously)

Abalone inlays

Sterling Silver Alembic logo

Signature electronics

Body is cocobolo facings, mahogany core and maple and purpleheart laminates

Heart Omega cut

Brass control and battery cover plates

Weight is around 9lbs 12 ozs - I'll try to get an accurate weight

2011 build

In extraordinary cosmetic condition with no blemishes or marks anywhere.  The neck pickup logo was worn when I received the bass but the logo has been replaced and the minor wear to the cover has been polished back to matte.  This could probably pass for a new bass.  The only imperfection I can find is a tiny lifting of the lacquer adjacent to the nut retaining screw on the headstock (I'm being really picky here).

The tone is pure Alembic - bell-like clarity and extraordinary sustain.  I've had this set-up with a super-low action (probably too low for most players).  The case is in pretty much perfect condition too.  Comes with paperwork and strap locks. Pretty close to buying a new bass really.

Any questions please just ask. I can provide any images you may need.  Socially distanced collection in Manchester is possible.  I can ship within the UK or to some overseas destinations but entirely at the buyer's risk and expense (I'd strongly advise insurance to full value).  I have good shipping materials.

Reason for sale is size.  It's too big for me.  I'm a short-scale player only and should stop pretending that I can play long-scale.  I'm selling for less than I have in the bass.  It came to me in near perfect condition then I spent a lot of money making it absolutely perfect.  No offers and no trades thanks unless you have a high-end short-scale Alembic.

Oops, just realised that some of the image files are HEICs - I'll convert and attach tomorrow.  Some images also show the neck pickup prior to replacement of the logo

 

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I was just thinking this morning I hadn’t see a bass that piqued my interest for a while, then this comes along. Lovely looking instrument and good weight to boot. I look forward to seeing the rest of the images 👍.

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Just wow!

I'm "relieved" it's not a 5 string - 'cos it's a very decent weight for an Alembic.

Suspect, even in this climate, it won't be around long.

GLWTS

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Thanks to all for the very lovely comments!  I've attached some new images but they're not much of an improvement - taken this evening in yellow artificial light - they really don't do the finish any justice.  Any apparent marks are just reflections.  On very close inspection, there's a little swirling under the truss rod cover - obviously the outcome of some slap action (not me) - it's not easy to see in daylight and would polish out, but for full disclosure etc.  If we ever get any natural light, I'll get some much better pics! 

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23 minutes ago, three said:

Thanks to all for the very lovely comments!  I've attached some new images but they're not much of an improvement - taken this evening in yellow artificial light - they really don't do the finish any justice.  Any apparent marks are just reflections.  On very close inspection, there's a little swirling under the truss rod cover - obviously the outcome of some slap action (not me) - it's not easy to see in daylight and would polish out, but for full disclosure etc.  If we ever get any natural light, I'll get some much better pics! 

The more I see of it, the more I want it. Fabulous mate. Nice choice of LED colours too. Not to mention the ridiculously low action, but coming from you, that was a given. 

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....”She’s so fine there’s no telling where my money went?”

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19 hours ago, Rondoggy said:

Lovely bass.

Has it been sold?

Thanks Rondoggy, deposit paid and collection due - I'll update if any changes occur

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