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.
Disclaimer: I make and sell Buffers. I also sometimes Modify, Build and sell preamps and amplifiers. My opinions are not intended to be sales pitches. I am a one man shop and prefer to spend time with my wife and family, i work full time on call and love to spend my spare time doing other things. I only make, modify or build things for those that seek them.