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Ebay Old Alembic Series 1 '87. Whats it Worth?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mz91, Oct 31, 2003.


  1. mz91

    mz91

    Apr 19, 2002
    Zug, Switzerland
  2. Yggdrasil

    Yggdrasil

    Aug 16, 2001
    Toronto/Buffalo
    That's NOT a Series 1; it's a Spoiler

    It does not have the Series electronics (first giveaway is the lack of the 5 pin power/stereo jack that is on all Series 1 & 2 Alembics)

    The second is the serial # - the inclusion of the "S" means it's a spoiler.

    here's your reference:

    Alembic Serial Numbers

    If it were a Series 1, it'd fetch between $1700 & 2500 USD, depending on condition.

    Bear in mind when buying without trying that an electronics upgrade is recommended to get rid of electronic interference from sources that weren't around when the bass was manufactured. On a Series bass the price for this is currently USD $1500. (I had it done to my 76 Series 1 & it was worth it).

    Frank.