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Details about  1997 Alembic USA ESSENCE 5 String Bass. Flamed Maple and Vermillion.

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1997 Alembic USA ESSENCE 5 String Bass. Flamed Maple and Vermillion.
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Jun 22, 2014
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US $1,524.99
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Item location:
Schertz, Texas, United States


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Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully ... Read moreabout the condition


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Country/Region of Manufacture: United States String Configuration: 5 String
This is a 1997 Essence 5 string. Ser # is 97K##### I will tell you all I know about this bass, but must disclose that I am not an expert on this particular model so some of the more technical questions may be beyond my knowledge.   This bass is in fantastic condition.  Especially for a 1997 model.  There are just a few very very minor "dents" in the body (near the controls and on the back near the access cover) and  two very small dents on the back of the neck. The pot access cover is scratched. There is a small nick on the side near the top right curve,  and another very small nick on the lower horn.  As far as I know, those are the only defects and they are very minor. I've uploaded as many pics as allowed, but can send more as requested.  I believe the body is made of Flamed maple and vermillion.   I have the case for it.  Inside is in great shape with plenty of room for accessories, but the outside is a little worn has a couple tears.   Hey.. better the case than the bass!!! 

Specs from Alembic website: 
Neck - 34 inch scale 5 piece maple with 4 walnut pinstripes.  
Fingerboard - ebony/ no inlays.  
Nut Width - 1.875 inch. 
24th Fret Width -  2.930 inch 
Peghead - Orior 3+2. 
Truss rod - dual, body adjust
Top Woods -Flamed Maple and Vermillion (I think.  Not positive about this. Look at the pics)
Body wood - Mahogony
Sandwich - Top, 18" acccent laminate, pinstripe body wood. 
Body Depth - 1.55 inch
Finish - Polyester gloss with satin neck
Pick ups - MXY-56 
Controls - volume, pan, filter. 
Tailpiece - Solid brass, half moon shape.  
Nut- height adjustable solid brass. 
Machine heads- Gold Alembic-Gotoh. 
Weight - 10 Pounds.
Overall Dinemsions 12.5" x 45.00"

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