Paul reed smith is a good guitar for comparison and I'm glad I have this guitar since 1987.
This is a unique guitar I beleive it was originally set up with a synth pick-up or computer pick up after the neck ends and the first coil p/u starts.It has a five prong jack for input(old school size) and a standard guitar jack as well.Every aspect of this guitar I can think of I like.i.e. sustain, bite,dynamic timbre, ebony fretboard, graphite neck, sound, feel; all very satisfying.A very heavy guitar (weight)
Where Obtained: california luthier
5 way lead switch
two tone controls
and 1 volume.Three single coil Bartolinni p/u's.Single adjustment through body string style ,vibrato bar(older 3 spring )Old schaller tuners are better than the new ones I recently put in.Easily perfected if I use a talented guitar tech person to do it.
two input jacks;standard and a board or synth jack. A medium walnut color with lamanated wood grains.Double cutaway.
Very good actionnow, but I could get it very nice if I had all the correct tools.I may get a pro.
It feels better to finger than many other guitar I checked although mostly those without setup.Excellent fingering feel across and up the neck.
Peavey transtube 212
all styles of music sound good on this alembic
slight ,slight buzz on ground; on some settings.May need fret filing soon...maybe this month Mar. 2007
Some coil buzz when close to amp. Can be a very bright sound or dark with tone settings. Using line 6 pod it kiccks arse.
Probably a better stage instrument.
Goes flat when cold and sharp when hot
I intonate every time I change strings.
I only use LaBella Hard rokkin steel (009)
Excellent in live sits.
I play often and change strings every two weeks or so.
I need to check the brass nut depth and file when I go to 010 very soon.