Alembic Clarke Deluxe Cocobolo Top/Back Ebony Fingerboard

Short-Scale 4-String Bass Guitar with Ebony Fingerboard, Includes Hardshell Case. Made in the USA.
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Alembic Clarke Deluxe Cocobolo Top/Back Ebony Fingerboard

Brand New
Serial #SC14666
9lbs 15oz

Description & Specs

From Alembic:

It was 1973 and Stanley Clarke just got his first short scale Alembic. Your world changed the first time you listened to it, and you just couldn’t get that sound out of your head. That sound was Stanley’s amazing talent and tone. Part of that sonic memory was because he was playing an Alembic bass, and it may have been the first time you ever heard one.

When you pick up a Stanley Clarke Signature bass you immediately notice how easy it is to play. That's largely due to the short scale length. At 30.75 inches, the scale length is exactly what Stan plays, to the surprise of many. When the frets are closer together, your fretting hand can enjoy a less stretched position at the lower frets, which is a joy for hands large and small alike.

Serial #: SC14666
Weight: 9lbs 13.6oz

Scale Length: 30.75 in
Neck Woods: 5‑piece: Maple with Purpleheart laminates
Fingerboard: Ebony
Inlays: Abalone Ovals
Side Dots: Violet LEDs Set in Sterling Silver
Backplates: Continuous Wood
Nut Width: 1.5 in
24th Fret Width: 2.15 in
Peghead: Alembic Crown Bevel on front and back
Headstock: Sterling Silver Alembic inlaid logo with mother of pearl and
Truss Rods: Dual, Body Adjust
Top and Back: Coco Bolo
Body Wood: Mahogany
Sandwich: Coco Bolo, Maple, Mahogany, Maple, Coco Bolo
Body Depth: 1.55 in
Finish: Polyester gloss with satin neck
Pickups: Alembic AXY
Electronics: Alembic Signature
Controls: Volume, pan, filter x2, 2‑position Q‑switch x2
Backplates: Brass
Bridge: Solid brass, polished
Tailpiece: Solid brass bird
Nut: height adjustable solid brass
Straplocks: Gold
Tuners: Alembic Gotoh Gold
Hardware: Alembic Solid Brass
Machine Heads: Gold Alembic‑Gotoh
Overall Dimensions: About 13.5″ x 43″
Origin: 100% Made in Santa Rosa, CA USA
Case: Hardshell

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