Alembic "Peanut" Guitars

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Alembic "Peanut" Guitars

Postby willmusic » Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:27 pm

Here are some pics of one of which the whereabouts are still known. Something like a half a dozen were made and when I spoke to someone at Alembic (I feel bad that I can't remember her name) several years ago, they still had one that was to go up for sale. O how I wish I could pick up on one of these bad boys!
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Re: Alembic "Peanut" Guitars

Postby Laytonco » Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:37 pm

You spoke to either Susan or Mica Wickersham. The folks at Alembic are incredibly kind. I have a tribute with Tiger Inlay (sticker, thanks Jack of Roses!) and play Bobby in the band. How bout that? But, I get really nice tight Bobby tones out of her. Props to Alembic!

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Re: Alembic "Peanut" Guitars

Postby Tennessee Jedi » Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:59 pm

Wow - super sweet !
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Re: Alembic "Peanut" Guitars

Postby waldo041 » Thu Nov 20, 2008 2:36 pm

jerrys stage played "peanut" had a gibson neck on it and believed to be made by rick turner. his small shaped guitar is something he still does.

http://www.renaissanceguitars.com/index.html

nice pic's and thanks for sharing!


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Re: Alembic "Peanut" Guitars

Postby DooDahDan » Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:22 am

Scroll down to the review of 3/18/71 posted on Holloween for some stage shots of Jer's "peanut" guitar built by Turner with the Gibby neck: http://deadlistening.blogspot.com/

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Re: Alembic "Peanut" Guitars

Postby tigerstrat » Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:36 am

Someone needs to be explicit: Other than the basic body shape, the Alembic "Peanuts" are totally different, almost unrelated to the one-of-a-kind Turner/Gibson "Peanut" that Jerry performed on.
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Re: Alembic "Peanut" Guitars

Postby b weird » Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:58 am

That guitar in the picture is different than the "peanut". Seems like it has a little, weird cut away.

I had never seen that pic before today. I had seen a couple of other blurry pic from the aud but none as good as that one.
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Re: Alembic "Peanut" Guitars

Postby waldo041 » Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:59 am

alembics history in a nutshell was, they upgraded gear for the working musician. then moved into modding gear and upgrading instruments or reworking guitar necks with new bodies to eventually building there own instruments and custom gear. the peanut guitars are a testament to that evolution of the company. jerry's gibson necked peanut was that inbetween period, a working model, that evloved into it's own line of custom instruments.


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Re: Alembic "Peanut" Guitars

Postby CaptainTrips » Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:19 pm

Such an ugly guitar. I prefer more of a larger body design.
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Re: Alembic "Peanut" Guitars

Postby Tennessee Jedi » Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:25 pm

I dont dig the body shape either - but the rest is sweet !
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Re: Alembic "Peanut" Guitars

Postby tigerstrat » Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:38 pm

Why is that back cover plate so HUGE, I wonder? What could possibly be inside there- a truss rod access?
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Re: Alembic "Peanut" Guitars

Postby Tennessee Jedi » Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:46 pm

Is it a set neck or neck thru ?
Looks like a two piece cover plate ,too.
Too early for active electronics ?
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