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dougv

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Peanut, unique 1972 prototype, mint
« on: February 13, 2016, 12:05:33 PM »
Hi all. This is the prototype I chatted about here a few years ago.
Here's the Reverb.com listing:
https://reverb.com/item/1689430-alembic-unique-peanut-prototype-6-string-guitar-1972-mint
 
I'd love to sell this to someone who appreciates the history.
Thanks again to everyone who filled me in on it when I first posted about it.
 
Cordially,
Doug vanderHoof
Chicago
773-394-0029, text is best for a first contact.



Enzo

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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2016, 12:14:23 PM »
WOW, that's all I can say. Maybe Susan or Ron can chip in for some history on this.

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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2016, 12:23:31 PM »
Looks a great deal like the body that became the Rick Turner Model 1.  Was he working at Alembic at that time?

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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2016, 12:46:43 PM »
Hi Doug,
 Glad you found your way back here.
All my best,always

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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2016, 12:53:38 PM »
Here's the showcase thread referenced:
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2016, 02:10:37 PM »
Yes, Rick Turner was with Alembic back then.  As for the peanut shape, my understanding is that it was Garcia who was the impetus for a small bodied guitar.  The experiment culminated in the design that became Wolf, which, IIRC, was Alembic #25.  I wonder if this originally had active electronics?  
 
Bill, tgo

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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2016, 09:12:19 AM »
I woke up suddenly in the middle of last night, with a splitting headache. Went to medicine cabinet for a Goody's Headache Powder, and fridge for a chaser. Grabbed my phone for a distraction, and there was this classic on Reverb. Didn't sleep another wink all night. =)
 
Such a cool piece of Alembic history... next best thing to a time machine. Hope this one stays in the family so-to-speak. I too, am curious what the other void was/is (as described in the Reverb ad) for. I suppose at that stage, everything was an experiment. The inlaid marquetry on the back is a nice touch too. Never seen that before, at least not on an Alembic.

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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2016, 10:56:28 AM »
Three years ago, over on the Grateful Dead Music Forum, Rick Turner announced that he was going to start working on a reissue Peanut Guitar. Haven't heard anything about it since.

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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2016, 06:29:07 PM »
How fantastic that nearly 45 years later there are so many similarities in production...logo, headstock, tuners, neck, inlays, bridge, top hats, etc.  Makes me so proud to be an owner.

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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2016, 07:42:39 AM »
The pictures are great, what an interesting piece of history. Thanks for sharing and hopefully it will find a new home soon!

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« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2016, 03:35:10 PM »
Thanks Doug!!! 

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« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2016, 03:35:35 PM »
 :)

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« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2016, 04:49:36 PM »
Back shot

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« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2016, 05:25:31 PM »
Congrats!! it's nice to see new pics too .


Is that an Irwin(with a sliding pickup??) next to #5?
I'd love to hear a bit about that one (please :D ).
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« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2016, 05:52:12 PM »
Thanks!


That is an Irwin with floating/sliding pickups(currently replacing one).  Irwin #13 "Golden Rod".