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bandit3

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« on: July 08, 2005, 06:40:21 PM »
I loved Alembic Guitar
This Guitar I bought Last Mounth at Otyanomizu in japan

David Houck

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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2005, 06:56:26 PM »
What are the controls?

bandit3

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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2005, 07:42:01 PM »
vol,pan, low-pass filter with q switch, 5-way pickup selector
Is that stock controls?

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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2005, 09:00:09 PM »
I'm guessing the standard setup would be the one on the Alembic site's California Special page, which has individual on/off switches for the pickups rather than the 5-way selector.  But then I've never been able to matchup the description there with the picture on the same page.  Maybe your setup was the standard in 1988.
 
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bandit3

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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2005, 09:37:19 PM »
Hi davehouck
So My guitar Serial number code C
California Special guitars Serial number code CS
Was it  Custom guitars?

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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2005, 05:32:41 AM »
Well, you are right that C indicates a Custom and CS indicates a California Special.  But Val says that the build card shows it to be a California Special; so I would go with what Val says.  And it does look in every other way like a California Special.

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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2005, 06:55:10 AM »
Hi davehouk
THX
 
So I can\t speak englishe very wel
Sorry

David Houck

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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2005, 09:01:39 PM »
English is the only language I speak, and I don't do very well with it .  I'm always very impressed that others have learned English as a second language, especially considering that English is quite a difficult language to learn.  I think you're doing pretty good!

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« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2005, 11:06:31 PM »
(Dave - I think that should be 'pretty well')
 
Yes, English is a tough, and often frustrating, language - the spelling is especially confusing. And I'm sure there are others here that feel just a little bit guilty that this site is essentially English-only, but so it goes.
 
We're really talking music and instruments here, and we can make that work regardless of language. Welcome to the club, Masao, don't be shy.

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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2005, 07:21:30 AM »
Bob, I find that with age I am increasingly forgetting rules and spellings.  And yes, I thought it might be fair to have a different primary language for the board each month!  But I would imagine that among Alembic owners English is the most common language, and therefore the most practical.  Besides which, it's probably safe to assume that it's the primary language of our most generous hosts!
 
Anyway, I'm glad we finally have a California Special in the Showcase!
 
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« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2005, 07:32:05 AM »
Hi davehouck & Bob  
THX
I try English wwwwwww!

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« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2005, 07:23:22 AM »
Well now,I've been waiting a long time for somebody to showcase a California Special Guitar and here it is.I love the way these guitars look but I have been disapointed that nobody would showcase one.Until now that is.It's beautiful and welcome to the club.Have fun and enjoy your CS.

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« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2005, 11:22:52 AM »
It should have had a CS instead of just a C; it's likely that the set-up man just missed it.
 
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« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2005, 07:51:42 PM »
Hi
>It should have had a CS instead of just a C; it's likely that the set-up man just missed it.
 
I see My guitar\s ser. is CS(true)
So It\s very Rare