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FS / FT : Beautiful Alembic 1996 MK Signature Standard (priced to move)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by earsplit, Mar 20, 2014.


  1. earsplit

    earsplit Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2009
    Location:
    New York, NY
    Up for grabs is a 1996 Alembic MK Signature Standard with the following specs:

    Scale : 34"
    Thru body neck : 3 maple + 2 walnut pinstripes
    Fingerboard : ebony
    Nut width : 1.750
    24th fret width : 2.250
    Truss rods : dual, body adjust
    Body material : mahogany
    Body depth : 1.50
    Finish : high gloss polyester with satin neck
    Pickups : AXY4
    Controls : vol, pan, low-pass filter with q switch x2 + LED switch
    Tailpiece : solid brass, bird
    Machine heads : Gold Alembic-Gotoh
    + Red side LED's

    This bass is 99% perfect for me except for the scale. I've been wanting to move to short scale for a while and finally got an offer on a SC deluxe. I can't justify owning both. This is priced to move at $3750 + shipping. I'm based out of NYC and would prefer not to ship this. For trades, I'm only really interested in Alembic Stanley Clarke Signature Deluxes.

    Once you figure out the controls, this thing can make a massive variety of sounds. I haven't weighed it but it feels around 10 lbs. Heavy but not the worst. It also sits well with a strap and has zero neck dive. I've got it set up with fairly low action but I'll change the strings before it leaves. I haven't needed to adjust the truss rod in a while, and this thing never losses tune.

    Picture from when I got it:

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    Cell phone quality pics with guts. 4 batteries are for the LED's, 1 battery for the preamp. I've only changed it once this year.

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  2. justjake

    justjake

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    Mar 22, 2006
    Location:
    left side, michigan
    nice , nice , nice !!
  3. Cornel

    Cornel

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    Location:
    Cordoba, Argentina
    Yummy, more pics pls.
  4. earsplit

    earsplit Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2009
    Location:
    New York, NY
    Unfortuantely I only have a bad cellphone camera. If you want pictures of a specific thing let me know and I'll try my best to capture it. These photos do not do this bass justice. It has the most beautiful and glowing top I've seen on on of these.

    Fretboard will be cleaned before it leaves. It's been my primary bass for the last 4 months and has gotten a couple hours of play a day.

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  6. Rumblefisher

    Rumblefisher Supporting Member

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    Aug 22, 2007
    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    and that's why walnut is my favorite lookin' wood :)
  7. earsplit

    earsplit Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2009
    Location:
    New York, NY
    A few bites so far. To the top!
  8. marcus43

    marcus43

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    marcus43

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