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Details about  1988 ALEMBIC ELAN 32" Medium-Scale 4-String QUILT BIRDSEYE MAPLE Jazz Persuader

1988 ALEMBIC ELAN 32" Medium-Scale 4-String QUILT BIRDSEYE MAPLE Jazz Persuader

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Item condition:
Used
Ended:
19 Nov, 2012 02:20:27 GMT
Sold for:
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Item location:
Indianapolis, IN, United States
 
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Item specifics

Condition:
Used: An item that has been previously used. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully ... Read moreabout the condition
Brand:

Alembic

String Configuration:

4 String

Model:

Elan

Dexterity:

Right-Handed

Body Type:

Solid

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Up for sale is an all-original 1988 Alembic Elan 32" Scale 4-String Bass.  Features include: 3-Pc. Maple Neck-Thru Body; Birdseye Maple Body; Quilt Maple Top; Ebony Fingerboard; Multi-Laminate Flame Maple Veneered Headstock(front and back); Mother-of-Pearl Oval Inlays; Active Alembic 'Jazz' Pick-Ups with 'Persuader' Electronics (Vol/Vol/Filter); Adjustable Brass Nut; Brass Bridge, 'Bird' Tailpiece; Truss-Rod Cover and Logo; and Diecast Tuners.  Nut is 1-3/4" and tapers to 2-1/4" by the 24th fret; Weight is 9 lbs-7 oz. This bass plays and sounds amazing - has a very fast and solid feel - Had for a few months before I realized that it was a medium scale - wonderful tone.
 
This bass has been played over the years, but never abused and has many years of life left.  Neck is straight and fret wear is minor with no affect on performance - it appears it may have been used mostly as a solo instrument (more wear on the last few frets (maybe 10%), and the frets appear all original).  Electronics sound great, are quiet with none of the typical static that occurs over the years - testament to the quality of this bass.  The overall look of the bass is clean and striking, but there is no mistaking it for new - again, nothing major deep or real obvious, but there are a variety of marks thru-out displaying that its been used.  The brass hardware is all solid and fully functional, but has the typical tarnish wear (note: tailpiece is clear-coated - I believe factory but not certain).  I've tried to highlight some of the worst cosmetic issues in the pics. This bass is far from anything new or mint, but for a 25 year old bass thats been played - is pretty clean, looks stunning and performs as well as anything new.
 
I've owned many Alembics (I use to be a dealer), all spectacular but this is one of the few that's been an instant plug-and-play...for me - no tweaking needed and virtually impossible to get a bad tone. I hate getting rid of this, but am in need of a 5.  Amazing performer all around - includes the original hard shell case with a solid exterior and function(latches/hinges fine), but at some ponit, the interior compartment was loose and tossed (see pic).  Bass with be detuned and heavily packed.

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Item location: Indianapolis, IN, United States
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