Okay, somebody had to do it, so guess it oughta be me. Let's see those Alembics. Epics & Elans, Distallates & Signature Deluxes. Ones you own, ones you used to own, and if ya got somethin' bein' built show it. Oh, and don't forget to give us the specs. I'll kick us off be delving into my past..... My first taste of the high end low end, 1983 Birdseye Maple Spoiler 32"scale, mahogany body w/ birdseye maple top and ebony fretboard. I traded it and some cash for..... 1987 Stanley Clarke Signature Deluxe 30.75" scale, mahogany body w/ rosewood top and back. 5 piece maple/purpleheart neck with ebony fretboard. While I was trying to find shortscale strings for the SC Deluxe, I found .... 1974 Series I 32" scale, maple core, walnut top and back, 5 piece maple/walnut neck w/ebony fretboard. Then I found this one on the internet..... 1979 (?) Series II 32" scale, mahogany body, bocate (my opinion) or zebrawood (Alembic's records) top and back, 5 piece maple/purpleheart neck w/ebony fretboard. The reason for the question mark on the year and the "disagreement" on the wood is that the serial number is uncertain. It is located at the 24th fret, but has been worn smooth. I put Kleenex over the area and rubbed with a pencil and got what looked like "791391". I sold it to Brian Barrett and it wound up at Bunny Bass who for some reason believed it was a 1980. Well, there's my sordid past. On to the present.