I had been looking for the "right" Alembic Series I short scale bass in the right condition and price for around 10 years and eventually found one late last year. Over that time I have been watching a number of places on line including ebay and dealers around the globe and have noticed that in the last couple of years there seems to be more alembics up for sale and being bought and sold on the used market than I recall at any other time. I know some of the older ones are now appearing around the "affordable" price bracket now but their prices are still generally above other new pro instruments by other makers. I haven't seen any new big name players coming through who use alembic basses significantly and alembic don't do big advertising or endorsements. Has anyone got any views as to what the "recent" interest is? If you have bought one for the first time or returning to the fold, what was it that attracted you to alembic?