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'90 Alembic Elan 5-string, cherry burst, FLAWLESS!!!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by ModulusAcacia, Oct 11, 2010.


  1. ModulusAcacia

    ModulusAcacia Commercial User

    Mar 22, 2000
    Middletown/Cincy, OH WHO-DEY!
    owner: J. Kennedy Guitar Repair, Guitar tech for Walk the Moon
    up for sale is one of my many basses I've fallen into in the search for the perfect bass. It's a 1990 Alembic Elan 5-string in cherry burst finish. maple body, flamed maple top, and 7-piece maple/purpleheard neck. The bass is in DEAD MINT condition. It has all paperwork with it including build sheet/unfilled warranty card, q-filter instructions, '90 Alembic catalog, Elan info sheet, and truss rod adjustment sheet. The Ebony fingerboard is adorned with 24 perfect frets and standard alembic oval inlays. It comes in its original form fitted blue lined alembic case. The nut is height adjustable and measures 1.75" (B-G) and the spacing at the bridge is a narrow, but comfy 2.25" (B-G). The humcancelling Alembic P-J pick ups are run into an alembic Q-filter for electronics and it also has a volume and blend control. The neck is a 34" scale and speaking of scales the bass weighs in at 10 lbs on the bathroom scale. I simply cannot emphasize how great of condition this is in! The brass hardware still shines like it just came off the buffing wheel and the gold hardware sparkles like the day it left the factory (Which according to the build sheet was 10-26-90). I always disclose any wear, nick, ding or bump, but this thing has NONE of them, NONE!!! 110% perfect condition. Price out what a new alembic with similar features would cost and be prepared to sell off a kidney or two to pay for it! This one is new in all things but name and can be had for a fraction of the cost of a new Alembic.
    Asking $2700 + shipping from 45241
    Sorry no trades on this guy, time to move some stuff!
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  2. DanRJBrasil

    DanRJBrasil

    Jun 10, 2007
    pics off
     
  3. 82Daion

    82Daion

    Nov 14, 2006
    43085
    Bump for a beaut of a bass and a great seller. :cool:
     
  4. ModulusAcacia

    ModulusAcacia Commercial User

    Mar 22, 2000
    Middletown/Cincy, OH WHO-DEY!
    owner: J. Kennedy Guitar Repair, Guitar tech for Walk the Moon
    thanks for the save Chris! :) Pics are fully functional again! thank you photobucket! :)
     
  5. Jerry Ziarko

    Jerry Ziarko Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    My bud has an Elan from the same time period. I haven't seen or played the bass you are selling, but his Elan, to this day, is the nicest bass I've ever played. I'm old and I've owned and played a bunch of boutiques. Some were outstanding, but his is still number one. (and that was over 15 yrs ago) The word that comes to mind when thinking of that bass is effortless. If yours is even close to his, someone is going to get a gem.
     
  6. ajish4

    ajish4

    Dec 19, 2003
    Stuart, FL
    Bump for a SEXY Alembic!
     
  7. ledyard

    ledyard

    Jan 31, 2010
    Upstate NY
    WOW!!! Along with spoilers and such, didnt Newsted used to use one of these back in the day?
     
  8. ModulusAcacia

    ModulusAcacia Commercial User

    Mar 22, 2000
    Middletown/Cincy, OH WHO-DEY!
    owner: J. Kennedy Guitar Repair, Guitar tech for Walk the Moon
    I'm sure he did! I know he had a signature alembic for a limited run that I believe was this body style, but I have been known to be wrong. :)
     
  9. ModulusAcacia

    ModulusAcacia Commercial User

    Mar 22, 2000
    Middletown/Cincy, OH WHO-DEY!
    owner: J. Kennedy Guitar Repair, Guitar tech for Walk the Moon
  10. ledyard

    ledyard

    Jan 31, 2010
    Upstate NY
    Wow, awsome. I had forgotten that his old alembic had J/P/J config. That must have been sick. Jason is a great player for sure. But unfortunatley the few people I have talked to that have hung with him or met him said he is a complete *@^% head. But a great player with great basses and a killer sound.
    Good luck selling yours:D
     
  11. songwriter21

    songwriter21 I have an obsession for wood. The musical kind. Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2005
    Beaver County, PA
    Sponsored by Hipshot
    Easily one of the sweeeeetest looking axes I've ever seen. DAMN, if I had da scratch, 'caus I sure as hell got da itch.
     
  12. leojazz

    leojazz

    Sep 29, 2010
    Boston MA
    Gorgeous!!!
     
  13. ModulusAcacia

    ModulusAcacia Commercial User

    Mar 22, 2000
    Middletown/Cincy, OH WHO-DEY!
    owner: J. Kennedy Guitar Repair, Guitar tech for Walk the Moon
    I need to sell some stuff! No reasonable offer refused!
     
  14. mikeyswood

    mikeyswood Inactive

    Jul 22, 2007
    Cincinnati OH
    Luthier of Michael Wayne Instruments
    Porn bump!
     
  15. Bumpt for your great work and attitude!
     
  16. zrxnha

    zrxnha

    Sep 25, 2010
    Bump for a SEXY Alembic!
     
  17. ModulusAcacia

    ModulusAcacia Commercial User

    Mar 22, 2000
    Middletown/Cincy, OH WHO-DEY!
    owner: J. Kennedy Guitar Repair, Guitar tech for Walk the Moon
    Time for a still available bump! Get yourself what you really want for christmas!
     
  18. ModulusAcacia

    ModulusAcacia Commercial User

    Mar 22, 2000
    Middletown/Cincy, OH WHO-DEY!
    owner: J. Kennedy Guitar Repair, Guitar tech for Walk the Moon
    see the previous post! Christmas bonus anyone? :)
     
  19. austentaciousC

    austentaciousC

    Mar 17, 2010
    A 20 year old bass in brand new condition..."this is awesome" bump
     
  20. avalaible?
     

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