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Title: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: mica on January 17, 2012, 06:45:19 PM
So you've seen some of these pictures by email already:  
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/121311.jpg)
 neck detail  
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/121312.jpg)
 whole neck  
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/121313.jpg)
 peghead  
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/121314.jpg)
 back  
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/121315.jpg)
 top and back  
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/121316.jpg)
 plates cut  But I heard it was your birthday, and things have come along well with your build:  
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/121317.jpg)
 
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/121318.jpg)
  The backplate shelves are in the picture above. Those will be routed again when the actual backplates are completed and fit to your guitar.   Lookin' good!
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jay_r on January 17, 2012, 06:51:47 PM
Awesome...you chose Batmans Buckeye!! Saw this piece in the wood bank! I was really torn between this and Froggy Friend! It's gonna be beautiful!  Congrats!
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: mica on January 17, 2012, 06:56:00 PM
You recognize it! Ha!
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on January 17, 2012, 07:00:28 PM
Thanks! Best birthday present ever! Stunning!
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jazzyvee on January 17, 2012, 11:13:34 PM
Wow that's gonna be one impressive guitar when finished.Is this going to be a series guitar?
 
Jazzyvee
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on January 18, 2012, 06:33:30 AM
Batman was posted on the wood bank on my birthday last year; it was meant to be my guitar! Series I
 
Micro-mangagement alert:
How do I get these knobs?
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/121385.jpg)
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jay_r on January 18, 2012, 06:36:57 AM
Wow! Wish I would have seen those before! Outstanding!
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: mica on January 18, 2012, 08:18:00 AM
There's 2 wooden knob suppliers that our customers have used. THG Knobs and David King.  
 
Well, we make them too, but since we go all crazy and do a complete finish like we do on the guitars, they are considerably more expensive than the guys that do it every day.
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: David Houck on January 18, 2012, 05:30:59 PM
This is a fabulous guitar!
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on January 19, 2012, 09:15:51 AM
I really love the motif of the pistol grip upper bout and the dragon claw headstock. I can't stop looking at the pictures!  
 
Please Mica, go flog the crew! Faster, FASTER!
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on January 19, 2012, 09:28:04 AM
I can't wait to see the articulated carving on the headstock; any new pics?
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: tbrannon on January 19, 2012, 11:22:05 AM
The grain pattern on the headstock looks like the coolest Topo map ever.  I want to hike there.
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: moonliner on January 21, 2012, 12:19:33 AM
Very lovely! Congratulations... it's going to be spectacular!
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: eastcoastepic on January 24, 2012, 06:55:36 PM
Looking good so far, John! That's an amazing piece of wood you chose, and the continous back will be amazing. I hope I was of some help with the knobs; one thing you need to decide on, though...as you can see above, I chose the 'skirted' design. Roger offers different shapes and heights of knobs, so think a bit & decide what is best for you & your playing style. The skirted type are slightly fatter & taller than the standard-issue black knob, but easier to grip (IMO).  
I know, it's not easy designing your dream! Best of luck....
Chris
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on January 24, 2012, 08:26:48 PM
Thanks for your input, Chris. I've ordered  a set that is 1mm larger in diameter and 1mm shorter than stock. Roger is also rounding the top point on the pointer knobs for me as my Series I guitar that I had in the late '70's provided me with a few wounds.  It turns out that Roger made a set of ebony knobs and a switch tip for a custom guitar for me last year. That guitar has a pair of ebony filtertrons and the ebony controls not only look great, but also feel great to operate.
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on February 03, 2012, 04:04:27 PM
Mica, Did it get squirted?
 
Any pics?
 
 
don't make me beg...
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: mica on February 03, 2012, 05:29:04 PM
You know it did!  
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/122423.jpg)
 
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/122424.jpg)
  Looks pretty cool. Remember, there is a looong wait in spray. It will look pretty much like this until it's all done.
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: artswork99 on February 03, 2012, 05:34:25 PM
Wow, that is really beautiful!
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on February 03, 2012, 05:49:08 PM
please, sir, may I another?
 
{headstock?}
 
(I think I pulled a facial muscle; smile may be permanent!)
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: mica on February 03, 2012, 05:51:18 PM
That will have to wait until next week. Everything is wet right now.
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: mica on February 03, 2012, 05:53:27 PM
Oh... and glad you like it!
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: sonicus on February 03, 2012, 06:00:16 PM
Wow , if one lets the imagination run wild there are so many things to see in this wood.
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: pace on February 03, 2012, 06:22:54 PM
I've dreamed of seeing such a guitar come to fruition for quite some time.... The only thing I pictured different was a reverse headstock, and stinger omega....  
 
Congrats John, this is shaping up to be quite the guitar!!!!
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: eastcoastepic on February 04, 2012, 08:17:48 PM
A future COTM, for sure. Just when I thought my axe was the bomb, your choice of wood from the bank comes along, and all I can do is drool!
Possibly the finest Buckeye I've ever seen, regardless of builder.....
Chris
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on February 05, 2012, 08:28:58 AM
Thanks Chris, very kind words indeed from someone with such a fine instrument like yours! Nobody does Buckeye like Alembic; they are simply the best in the world.
 
I thought about a reverse headstock, but I thought it would aggravate my aixelsyd.
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: deburgh on February 06, 2012, 08:05:58 AM
Jeez, that is a GORGEOUS piece of Buckeye!  I hope you like answering questions, becuase any time you take this beast out in public you're going to get a TON of them  
 
Enjoy the process, it may seem long now but trust me it's worth it in the end!
 
Cheers,
 
Todd
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on February 06, 2012, 08:28:40 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZrgxHvNNUc
Any more pics? headstock? custom logo? please?
 
 
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/122696.jpg)
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: Bradley Young on February 06, 2012, 09:45:41 AM
That picture should be standard for all FTC threads.
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: mica on April 11, 2012, 06:22:57 PM
Just darling!  Anyway, with everyone feeling MUCH better now, I can finally start catching up on some FTC pictures.   The backplates and humx pickup are getting along in spray:
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/128495.jpg)
  and the Ebony box pickups are ready for their oil finish:
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/128496.jpg)
  And an in-process shot of making the shells, with a few extry just in case:
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/128497.jpg)
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: David Houck on April 11, 2012, 06:26:57 PM
The shells look cool!
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: tmoney61092 on February 21, 2013, 11:15:25 AM
THAT'S FREAKIN GORGEOUS!!! this is going to be one phenominal instrument!!!
 
~Taylor
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: tubeperson on February 21, 2013, 11:36:57 AM
JZ, depends on what kind of snake you are talking about.  Anyway, what is great and humbling about these links is that no matter if, or how many Alembics you have, there are so many other awesome ones out there.  I marvel at the creativity of the customers and Alembic to create these mind blowing works of art. Bless all of you.  Wish I could gobble them all up, but it is important to share!  This thread and others like it make my day.
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: moonliner on February 21, 2013, 12:06:02 PM
Thats very cool!
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on February 21, 2013, 12:24:01 PM
Pierreyes is a friend, just giving him the business. Hah!
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: tubeperson on February 21, 2013, 12:32:37 PM
Pierreyes giveth therefore he must taketh!
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: lbpesq on February 22, 2013, 01:13:38 PM
I want one!
 
Gorgeous!
 
Bill, tgo
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on August 16, 2013, 08:41:59 AM
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/171675.jpg)
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: artswork99 on August 16, 2013, 08:47:04 AM
Wowzer!
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: eastcoastepic on August 16, 2013, 08:41:34 PM
You must have been at the Mothership for that 'in depth' photo! What a view!
 
(Oh, and pretty spectacular from here as well!)
 
Chris
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on August 24, 2013, 07:47:01 PM
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/172526.jpg)
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on August 24, 2013, 07:49:03 PM
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/172530.jpg)
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on September 26, 2013, 01:15:57 PM
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/175981.jpg)
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jacko on September 27, 2013, 12:40:13 AM
I see you're using the new DR 'invizistrings' :-)  Looking good John. How was your trip?
 
Graeme
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: artswork99 on September 27, 2013, 06:33:59 AM
Whew, that is a great looking bass!
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: lbpesq on September 27, 2013, 08:05:13 AM
Actually, this one's gonna be a geetar!  Ever heard of those?  
 
hehehehe
 
Bill, tgo
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on September 27, 2013, 05:51:30 PM
20 Alembics
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/176188.jpg)
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on September 27, 2013, 05:55:33 PM
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/176193.jpg)
cloudy maple
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: dadabass2001 on September 28, 2013, 09:57:57 AM
Wow! what an optical illusion! at first I thought it was lumpy bubble foam insulation.
That's incredible..
Mike
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on September 28, 2013, 10:09:34 AM
An unexpected present!
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/176395.jpg)
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on September 28, 2013, 10:16:54 AM
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/176400.jpg)
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: artswork99 on September 28, 2013, 01:07:25 PM
hehe, once in a while Bill.  Great looking guitar ;) Thanks for sharing all the photos John.
 
(Message edited by artswork99 on September 28, 2013)
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: David Houck on September 28, 2013, 06:57:27 PM
Beautiful guitar!
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on September 28, 2013, 07:12:51 PM
Thanks Dave! It is really wonderful. I had a 77 series 1 guitar and an 81 or 2 Electrum. As great as those instruments were, this exceeds all expectation. The way it FEELS is incredible. Alembic just keeps getting better.
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jacko on September 30, 2013, 01:23:41 AM
Is that the cutout piece from your omega John? That really is a very cool gift. I'd have loved the cutout from my heart omega.
 
Graeme
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on September 30, 2013, 06:53:18 AM
Yes, Graeme, it is. Since I don't have the guitar yet, I have the cut out on my desk. I need to tap it every now and again to listen to the wonderful tone of the wood recipe.
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: hammer on October 01, 2013, 06:34:38 AM
That piece of maple (I think) wasn't an optical illusion to which I think JZ will attest. When I visited the mothership a few years ago Mica showed me a piece and it's got indentations not only all over the surface but straight on through its core.  don;t know what causes the figuring though it's awfully beautiful on a guitar.
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on October 01, 2013, 08:13:48 AM
I think it would be cool to do a headstock from that piece of quilted maple, but have some of the rough edge show through.
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: hydrargyrum on October 01, 2013, 09:45:53 AM
This is going to be an awesome guitar.
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on October 01, 2013, 06:50:10 PM
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/176838.jpg)
Skyway Tremolo
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on October 03, 2013, 04:53:04 PM
http://youtu.be/o8Ly7kmRLR8
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: hammer on October 03, 2013, 10:04:37 PM
All that video was missing was a shot of you with a shi...faced grin plastered on to your face after fondling that beauty. Absolutely a gorgeous guitar!
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on October 28, 2013, 08:23:18 AM

(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/179895.jpg)
  Mica sent me this last night. Ron, Susan, Mica, Mary, James... Truly an awesome work of kinetic art! Thanks!!!  
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/179896.png)
  awe?some adjective causing feelings of fear and wonder : causing feelings of awe  extremely good expressive of awe: awesome tribute  a  inspiring awe: an awesome task b  terrific, extraordinary: had an awesome time
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jacko on October 28, 2013, 08:26:09 AM
WoW!  That's unbelievable. When I saw it in the flesh I knew it was going to turn out great but I couldn't have guessed it would be so fantastic!
 
Graeme
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: David Houck on October 28, 2013, 02:31:17 PM
Absolutely beautiful!  Congrats!
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: hydrargyrum on October 28, 2013, 02:36:07 PM
Wow! The wood really works well with the control knobs and pickup covers.  Congratulations.
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: growlypants on October 28, 2013, 03:36:57 PM
Congrats!!   Spectacular!!
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: moonliner on October 28, 2013, 05:34:38 PM
Stunning! It's the most handsome triple O I've seen.
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on November 02, 2013, 09:34:21 AM
In my house. The journey ends, or is it just beginning?(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/180701.jpg)
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: David Houck on November 02, 2013, 12:46:05 PM
The journey is just beginning.  I've had mine for well over five years now, and the journey continuously unfolds into new places to be explored.  Enjoy!
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: eastcoastepic on November 14, 2013, 03:20:03 PM
Superb! Congratulations, John, I will assume you are feeling the same emotions that I did 10 years ago. It's a shame we don't live closer; what a sight we would be on stage...  :-)
Enjoy, and get ready for the comments/compliments when you take her out, it's actually quite fun!
Chris
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on November 14, 2013, 08:04:19 PM
Thanks Chris. That would be mind blowing; two Buckeye Burl Triple Omega Alembics in the same place at the same time!
 
Ok, one more picture.
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/182749.jpg)
I am Batman.
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: eastcoastepic on November 27, 2013, 08:25:16 PM
Sweet Mother of Pearl! A perfect bookmatch to center front & back....Holy Shinola. Just superb...
Just a word of advice, my friend; when you're out & about with her, watch her like a hawk, as a mother would watch a child. There are predators out there looking for an opportunity. That being said, I do not let my investment 'sit at home'; she has attained 'main bass' stature and I enjoy her as much as I can on stage, but remain vigilant during the process. Just my .02...
 
Be safe in your travels, Batman, Commissioner Gordon would be proud.....
 
Chris
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: bigbadbill on July 10, 2014, 09:24:49 AM
John, that looks utterly amazing; my favourite body shape combined with my favourite wood. One question; are you really big, or is the body downsized from what they'd use on a bass? I'm 6ft and I'd swear my Triple O bass looked a lot bigger than that on me.
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on July 28, 2014, 05:40:20 AM
I am 8 feet tall and weigh 450lbs.
(Not really. I am a large man, but the guitar is a little wider than a Les Paul in the lower bouts, but otherwise about the same as a strat. And, yes Shaun, I have wanted a triple omega ever since I saw Johnny Winter's guitar in 1974.)
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jazzyvee on April 11, 2012, 11:16:17 PM
This build is developing into one heck of a fine guitar. The Dragons claw headstock is a smart tasteful move, something I think would also look great on an Elan Europa or Rogue.
 
Jazzyvee
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: mario_farufyno on April 12, 2012, 03:10:24 PM
Oh, wowzie wow! Look at those backplates!!!!!
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: hifiguy on April 16, 2012, 12:42:38 PM
Ay, carumba, what a beauty.  That burl on the front looks like an owl swooping out of the sky.  Yum.
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on May 13, 2012, 07:23:48 PM
El Cucuy?
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: mario_farufyno on May 14, 2012, 02:27:19 PM
Fly by Night...
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on May 15, 2012, 08:09:33 AM
Everyone sees the wings in the buckeye. I've decided they have to be dragon's wings.
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on May 15, 2012, 08:52:51 AM
Phoenix
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/131131.jpg)
 el chupacabra
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/131132.jpg)
 pegasus
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/131133.jpg)
 Aston Martin
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/131134.jpg)
 scary
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/131135.jpg)
 military
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/131136.jpg)
 Grateful
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/131137.jpg)
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on May 18, 2012, 09:23:24 AM
OK, one more; Redbull
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/131385.jpg)
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: eastcoastepic on May 28, 2012, 07:06:38 PM
I agree with mario; as a big RUSH fan, I like Fly By Night.......
Just my .02....   :-)
Chris
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on May 31, 2012, 06:53:19 PM
The Greek symbol caduceus (two snakes wrapped around a winged staff) is commonly associated with the messenger of the gods. In Roman iconography the caduceus was often depicted being carried in the left hand of Mercury, guide of the dead and protector of merchants, shepherds, gamblers, liars, and thieves. The caduceus is also a recognized symbol of commerce and negotiation, two realms in which balanced exchange and reciprocity are recognized as ideals. This association is ancient, and consistent from the Classical period to modern times. The caduceus is also used as a symbol representing printing, again by extension of the attributes of Mercury (in this case associated with writing and eloquence).
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/132329.jpg)
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on June 02, 2012, 10:45:52 AM
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/132444.jpg)
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on June 02, 2012, 10:51:36 AM
chakrascaduseus
 
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/132447.jpg)
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on June 02, 2012, 10:53:10 AM
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/132450.gif)
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on June 02, 2012, 10:58:46 AM
nibiru communion
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/132453.jpg)
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on June 02, 2012, 11:10:03 AM
Dark Star Approaches(red)  with giant Nibiru, its 7th Planet
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/132457.jpg)
 As Nibiru cuts through our solar system in retrograde motion to the other planets it performs its various duties such as displacing or replacing planets and causing general havoc in the process. Its passage is momentous but short taking only a few weeks or months at most, after which it dissapears from view. It is fiery red in color with a debris-filled tail, and circling it are a number of moons which it sometimes uses as weapons to pound other planets. Nibiru or its moons were responsible for such feats as the destruction of Maldek and other planets which are now asteroid belts; the craters or surface scars on the Moon or planets of our solar system, as well as their varying axial tilts and orbits; the sinking of Atlantis and Noah's Flood; and God knows what else. It is the physical link or "ferry" between our solar system and the dark star system.  Nibiru, the Winged(or Horned) Disc
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/132458.jpg)
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on June 02, 2012, 11:18:06 AM
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/132461.jpg)
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on June 02, 2012, 11:25:31 AM
Caduceus-with-DNA-Helix
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/132464.jpg)
The picture above shows the connection between the Caduceus and DNA.
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on June 02, 2012, 11:27:02 AM
Please send me my guitar; I've clearly lost my mind.
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on June 02, 2012, 01:16:36 PM
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/132497.jpg)
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: thg_knobs on June 03, 2012, 10:47:13 AM
Mica: Can you send me some cutoffs from this instrument for the knobs?
 
Roger
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: mica on June 04, 2012, 01:06:45 PM
I'll check, but it's not likely that I can locate the exact scrap since it's been a while since we did the assembly. Let you know what I find.
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on July 15, 2012, 07:19:52 PM
Pterodactyl
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/135937.jpg)
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jacko on October 02, 2012, 05:51:18 PM
Saw this instrument at the shop. My wife's favourite top. It certainly is incredible in the flesh.  
 
Graeme
 
p.s. sorry I didn't reply to your email john. My mailbox has filled while I've been over here and I'll not be able to empty it till I get back to work.
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on October 06, 2012, 08:06:11 AM
Thanks Graeme, thats nice to hear.
 
Mica just sent me the custom logo art. Erik added a fine embellishment.  
 
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/140581.jpg)
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: David Houck on October 06, 2012, 11:04:37 AM
Great custom logo!  And I'm guessing Erik will only be able to work part time in the art department while he's finishing up school; so Mica and Susan are probably going to be doing at least some of the work until then.
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: cousinvinnie on October 06, 2012, 12:54:53 PM
Oh he'll be an FTE before you know it. Mad skillz run through that entire family.
 
That is one of the coolest logos ever !
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: mica on January 09, 2013, 04:03:49 PM
And here's the first part:
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/147299.jpg)
It's a real thing now. More to come!
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on February 21, 2013, 10:14:15 AM
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/150797.jpg)
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: pierreyves on February 21, 2013, 10:22:19 AM
very nice work, very nice wood...but... not my taste for the dead head ;)
Title: Re: John's Buckeye Burl Triple O Guitar
Post by: jzstephan on February 21, 2013, 11:04:22 AM
I understand some people don't like snakes either...
Title: Louis Vuitton Guitar Case
Post by: jzstephan on January 31, 2012, 05:33:01 PM
This seems about right....
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/122181.jpg)
for an Alembic.
Title: Louis Vuitton Guitar Case
Post by: mica on February 01, 2012, 02:40:06 PM
Well, I called 866-VUITTON and found out you have to go to a Louis Vuitton store to place a special order. The case for Keith Richards was a special order, but I wonder if he had to go into a store?
 
I'm not going to be near an LV store anytime soon, so if you venture into one, you can ask about the special order process.
Title: Louis Vuitton Guitar Case
Post by: jzstephan on February 01, 2012, 02:53:58 PM
Yep, I can just see Keef walking into the Louis Vuitton store on Rodeo Drive!
Title: Louis Vuitton Guitar Case
Post by: mica on February 01, 2012, 03:03:12 PM
Oh, they did tell me a special order could take 8 months or more.
Title: Louis Vuitton Guitar Case
Post by: jzstephan on February 01, 2012, 04:22:43 PM
OK, how about your stock case with fake crocodile tolex and a royal purple mouse hide inside?
Title: Louis Vuitton Guitar Case
Post by: jazzyvee on October 04, 2013, 01:11:38 AM
But clearly you'd want the Royal Purple mouse hide to be sourced from mice caught by the Queen's cat at Buckingham Palace right!
 
Jazzyvee
Title: Louis Vuitton Guitar Case
Post by: jzstephan on October 04, 2013, 05:42:45 AM
Or maybe the guiness factory!
Title: Upgrade to series II
Post by: jzstephan on January 22, 2012, 11:06:52 PM
Hi Mica, I spoke to Susan on Saturday about switching to series II electronics. Please let me know if this can be done. If so, i would like the master volume control location to be similar to a strat. I like to adjust volume with my little finger. Also, I want to order custom knobs and until I know about I/II status, I don't know what to order. I emailed a custom logo to Susan. if the Skyway trem could have a 5 arm, and a larger diameter I would be pleased.  
Thanks for your attention!
John
Title: Upgrade to series II
Post by: mica on January 25, 2012, 07:28:51 PM
I'll be looking at the control layout for you along with the side jacks. The drilling for the controls is on hold, and I've got a message over to Rick at Skyway regarding the tremolo.
Title: Upgrade to series II
Post by: mica on February 03, 2012, 05:42:31 PM
OK, to start the control layout, is this about where you want the master volume to land?
 
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/122428.jpg)
Title: Upgrade to series II
Post by: jzstephan on February 03, 2012, 06:24:28 PM
Hard to tell without the bridge..   Maybe to the left 1 or 2 mm and down 1 or 2 mm.  Can you photoshop a bridge on it?
 
Thanks! Truly Tremendous TriO
Title: Upgrade to series II
Post by: jzstephan on February 03, 2012, 06:27:25 PM
No, wait.. I think you nailed it (bad figure of speech)
Title: Upgrade to series II
Post by: mica on April 24, 2012, 02:19:23 PM
Here's the control layout:
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/129619.jpg)
  The knobs are just placed by eye in the picture for a rough idea. When we drill, we'll actually measure and keep things parallel sorta like this:
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/129620.jpg)
 See how bad my eyes are?
Title: Upgrade to series II
Post by: tubeperson on April 24, 2012, 02:24:31 PM
Awesome Buckeye Burl top!  What will the back have?  Inquiring minds want to know.
Title: Upgrade to series II
Post by: mica on April 24, 2012, 02:36:31 PM
Check the build record - I think you will like what you see!
Title: Upgrade to series II
Post by: jzstephan on April 24, 2012, 08:39:39 PM
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/129675.jpg)
Title: Upgrade to series II
Post by: jazzyvee on April 25, 2012, 01:48:28 AM
I saw this at the factory on my visit. It's a beauty.
Jazzyvee
Title: Upgrade to series II
Post by: jzstephan on April 25, 2012, 07:10:49 AM
There are letters and numbers in the pickup routes. What is the meaning?
Title: Upgrade to series II
Post by: peetee on April 25, 2012, 07:23:02 AM
Given its proximity to my instrument's assignment from late last year, I'd guess 14877 will be this one's serial number.
Title: Upgrade to series II
Post by: jzstephan on April 25, 2012, 08:10:08 AM
Yes, that sounds right. But what is the other one? It looks like it could be either JZS or JRS. What it is?
Title: Upgrade to series II
Post by: kenbass4 on April 25, 2012, 09:05:45 AM
The number is the work order number: they don't get a serial number until they're completed. Only a guess, but the letters might be your initials? (judging by your screen name)
Title: Upgrade to series II
Post by: David Houck on April 25, 2012, 10:00:43 AM
I think the initials are the person who carved the body.
Title: Upgrade to series II
Post by: jzstephan on May 02, 2012, 10:01:13 AM
Anybody know who did the carving? What are the letters? It's difficult to read in these pictures. Please, any help?
Title: Upgrade to series II
Post by: mica on June 12, 2012, 06:34:03 PM
Jack carved your guitar.  
 
Got the Skyway! So now I can confirm the placement of the controls in context with the trem.
Title: Aero Concept
Post by: jzstephan on January 31, 2012, 05:42:51 PM
Or maybe this?
(http://club.alembic.com/Images/631/122188.jpg)
Title: Aero Concept
Post by: jazzyvee on February 01, 2012, 02:53:17 PM
WOW....!!! how much?
Title: Aero Concept
Post by: mica on February 01, 2012, 02:58:30 PM
Cool looking case. I have absolutely no idea about the price of such an object, but I emailed the company, so we should find out eventually.
Title: Aero Concept
Post by: jzstephan on February 01, 2012, 05:09:25 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrbZUwizNDA
Title: Aero Concept
Post by: mica on February 03, 2012, 07:59:33 PM
I got a very nice reply from Igarashi at Aero Concept. The guitar case is a display item only, but they will make a custom order.  
 
The price is about 1,500,000 Yen, plus they said they need the guitar to fit it and maybe 2 or 3 visits to their factory to check details. Not sure about the total time to manufacture.
 
Now you know.
Title: Aero Concept
Post by: room037 on February 04, 2012, 11:55:23 PM
Wow!
It's COOOOOL !!!
I didn't know the maker Aero Concept.
 
But, 1,500,000 JPY = 19,500 USD !
I will order new Series 2, if I have such money !
 
Eiji
Title: Wood Truss Rod Cover
Post by: jzstephan on January 31, 2012, 04:09:03 PM
Please add a nearest neighbor buckeye Truss Rod Cover.  
 
(Or however you do it)
 
 
OK, I promise not to change anything else. No, really, I swear!
Title: Wood Truss Rod Cover
Post by: mica on January 31, 2012, 06:57:18 PM
This one we can't do - the top is already glued on. We can still make a wooden plate, but it won't exactly match.
Title: Wood Truss Rod Cover
Post by: jzstephan on February 01, 2012, 11:25:54 AM
No worries... Do whatever you think will look best. You guys are the maestros!
Title: 5 pin side jack
Post by: jzstephan on January 22, 2012, 11:43:43 PM
This is a really elegant solution. I would like to make this change as well.  
 
JZS
Title: 5 pin side jack
Post by: mica on January 25, 2012, 06:52:39 PM
Sorry, this guitar got routed last week, so the face-mounted jacks are already there.
Title: 5 pin side jack
Post by: mica on January 25, 2012, 07:01:39 PM
Ooops! Though it was technically routed Bob reports only the pickup selector is drilled through. So while the pickups are routed, it looks like we can change to side mounted jacks. Let me check the details and get back with you.  
 
It's wet in the spray booth at the moment, or I'd take care of it now for you.
Title: 5 pin side jack
Post by: jzstephan on January 25, 2012, 07:16:33 PM
Thanks!!!