Hey TB, I met and played an Alembic Elan 6, from 1991, which I am interested in purchasing. It hasn't had the easiest life but it was restored. There was a head stock separation which was repaired--the repair looks great. Intonation is fine. Neck is straight. For some reason the original Alembic preamp was changed to John East Retro. An extra toggle switch was put on. It was refinished. Woods in the neck look like 3 purpleheart. Ebony fretboard and top. Thinking maple elsewhere, not too sure. I like this bass a lot. I own an Alembic and have for over 20 years. It is the best bass I have ever owned. The seller wants 2k USD for it. And clearly I would want to replace the preamp back to the original. I have mixed feelings about the price, I think it's too high. There's no hard case. It doesn't seem like this guy is hurting financially, so perhaps he'd let it go for less. He was pretty upfront about the bass's life history. What do you think?