I bought this guitar used at a music store in Cotati Ca. It had a big sign saying Alembic. It had Alembic written on the pickups. I paid 1,299 plus tax for it. I took it to Susan and Mica at Alembic. They went over it and pointed out a few flaws that they said what never made it past their production line. The flaws were a few minor imperfections in the wood grain and dull inlay on the fingerboard.They said it was made by a builder who worked there I think named Peter Page. I had brass volume and tone knobs and a brass back plate made there for a bit over $150. The guitar is build like a brick shit-house. It`s a Frankenstein that most resembles a Skylark. Brass bridge, adjustable brass nut, active pickups (2 single, 1 humbucker), double truss rods. I`m not sure what the woods are. It`s not a true hippy sandwich but the top is brown with that black grain running across and there is a reddish wood underneath. Thru body neck. It sounds great to my ears. It just does`nt sound as good as my Tribute and is not as versatile. Oh, I sanded Alembic off the pickups so that it can`t misrepresented again. I did this with utmost respect to Ron, Susan and Mica. They`re really nice people with an absolute commitment to quality and I did what I could to make sure their good name is not besmirched. Guitar comes with a beautiful custom made airline case that came with my Tribute. Those of you with nice guitars might consider this package just for the case. No pictures because I don`t have or need a camera but I think I`ve given you a good picture of what it is. Make me a fair offer and it`s yours. PM me if intersted. Thanks for reading!
If they were Alembic pick-ups, I don't understan why you sanded the name off.
I understand you want to prevent the guitar from being labelled an Alembic but
... how do the pick-ups look?
I have a series II from 1977