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SOLD 1990 Alembic Distillate 4 String

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by sid719e, Apr 4, 2015.

  1. sid719e


    Jan 23, 2014
    Lakeland, Fl
    Up for sale is a 1990 Alembic Distillate bass. The bass is in immaculate condition. The only marks that I can find on the bass are in the third picture (scratches on the brass plate) and in the ninth picture (you can see something in the brown area on the edge - not sure what it is). The outside of the case has seen better days, but it's not too terrible for a 25 year old bass, and it is the original case. It is an absolutely beautiful bass. The brass hardware could use some cleaning, but I think it adds character to the bass. I have all of the original paperwork from Alembic. My price is $3500 shipped anywhere in the continental US. The original build sheet states:

    Build Date: 6-29-90
    Model: DLSB - Distillate

    Woods Used:
    Top: Quilted Maple/Purple Heart
    Back: Mahogany
    Core: Mahogany
    Neck: Maple/Purple Heart
    Veneers: Maple
    Finish: Gloss

    Tuners: Gold Gotohs
    Inlays: Oval
    Strings: Alembic CX-3 45/L
    .045 .065 .080 .105 (no longer on the bass of course)
    Electronics: DS-I
    alembic1. alembic2. alembic3. alembic4. alembic5. alembic6. alembic7. alembic8. alembic9. alembic10.
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  2. sid719e


    Jan 23, 2014
    Lakeland, Fl
  3. SamJ

    SamJ Founder - Fender MIA Club

    Apr 22, 2006
    PDX / SFO / HNL
    wow, amazing top on that thing! You should consider removing the bridge and re-building/cleaning it. It's actually quite simple and the bling factor will help you move that thing quicker! Seems that Florida humidity took its toll on it.

    Great price for that thing either way.
  4. sid719e


    Jan 23, 2014
    Lakeland, Fl
    Thanks, I appreciate that. Haven't had much interest in it. May have to do the ebay thing.
  5. SamJ

    SamJ Founder - Fender MIA Club

    Apr 22, 2006
    PDX / SFO / HNL
    yeah, I REALLY think a clean up on that bridge and bird will get you a long way to selling it.. the price is right if the condition showed thru.
  6. sid719e


    Jan 23, 2014
    Lakeland, Fl
    Alembic recommends Flitz Metal Polish. Maybe I'll give that a try.
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  7. sid719e


    Jan 23, 2014
    Lakeland, Fl
  8. LeonD

    LeonD Supporting Member

    Any trade interest?
  9. LUCE


    Jan 9, 2015
    Denver, CO
    Beautiful! What does she weigh?
  10. Bluebassmike


    Dec 21, 2013
    Hey wondering the exact scale length and if you are up for trades?
  11. the_home

    the_home Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2005
    Pensacola, FL
    Another inquiry on trade possibilities. Inquiring minds (and players) want to know.

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