These were on my spectacular Alembic Series I shorty that just left for Switzerland. I played them a fair amount for about 8 or 10 months before I put Alembic Series II pickups and electronics in my Starfire. However, during that 10 months, I also swapped them out with Sunbeams a lot for some gigs. I never could decide which I liked better, they were both really good. Once the Starfire got going, the Alembic sat around a lot just looking really good, so there's probably less than two years of moderate playing time total on them (I didn't practice much as it was during my tenure at law school). Normally I get about 5 years of hard playing, like 150 shows a year on the road playing, out of a set. So, there's some life left on them. Consider them preloved! I'm thinking $20 shipped to the US. I've already got two new back sets for the Starfire plus another used set, so I don't have a need to keep them around.