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japhy4529

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Back... To the Elan!
« on: May 14, 2018, 10:14:20 AM »
No matter how hard I try, I just can't get Elan basses out of my head. I just purchased a fantastic-looking '90 Elan 5 on Reverb (was also for sale on the Alembic classifieds). The finish is grape burst. The pickups are oriented right up against the neck and bridge. Never seen that before on an Elan. Anyway, I'm excited to get back on the Elan train (this will be my third Elan 5).


With out further ado, here are some pics.








1990 Alembic Elan 5 - Grapeburst

David Houck

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Re: Back... To the Elan!
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2018, 11:04:03 AM »
 The Wineburst is nice; congrats!

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Re: Back... To the Elan!
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2018, 11:50:24 AM »
Beautiful!  ;)

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Re: Back... To the Elan!
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2018, 04:38:09 PM »
Congratulations & Compliments!   :)

mtjam

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Re: Back... To the Elan!
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2018, 06:17:07 PM »
Very nice! Love it!

japhy4529

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Re: Back... To the Elan!
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2018, 05:00:15 PM »
The Wineburst is nice; congrats!

Thank you, sir! It's officially called "grapeburst", but of course, one must have grapes in order to make wine... :)
1990 Alembic Elan 5 - Grapeburst

japhy4529

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Re: Back... To the Elan!
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2018, 05:01:10 PM »
Congratulations & Compliments!   :)

Thanks! It's scheduled to arrive tomorrow. I'll be looking out the window every time I hear a truck drive by...
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japhy4529

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Re: Back... To the Elan!
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2018, 05:01:59 PM »
Very nice! Love it!

Thanks. Much appreciated. I'm thinking this one might be a keeper (though I've been known to say this now and again).
1990 Alembic Elan 5 - Grapeburst

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Re: Back... To the Elan!
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2018, 06:53:06 AM »
Thanks again. Enjoy the bass!

japhy4529

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Re: Back... To the Elan!
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2018, 07:11:21 AM »
Thanks again. Enjoy the bass!

Thank you. Looking forward to playing the bass today. 

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Re: Back... To the Elan!
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2018, 07:11:28 AM »
On a separate note, if anyone is interested in a 1989 Modulus TBX 5 with a cocobolo top, please let me know! I have a one in, one out rule now...
1990 Alembic Elan 5 - Grapeburst

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Re: Back... To the Elan!
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2018, 11:44:58 AM »
The Elan 5 arrived a short while ago. I just gave her the once over and plugged her in. Wow! Sounds as good or better than the '95 Elan 5 wineburst that I previously owned. It's in fantastic shape for being 28 years old. Just a few scratches that I can find and a small ding on the headstock. As they like to say across the pond, I'm quite chuffed!











1990 Alembic Elan 5 - Grapeburst