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Alembic Essence Five String Bass

Original price $13,250.00

Current price $10,599.00
SKU K14668
Get the iconic Alembic sound without the size and weight of the classic  Alembic instruments.  This Macassar Ebony topped Essence brings Alembic's legendary  tone to the table in a comfortable lightweight package. The Essence bass is their smallest body -  12 inches across.

The heart of the Essence's tone is the Alembic low-pass filter. With this one tone control, a wide range of sounds from deep to bright are available with a simple twist of one knob. Even a small amount of rotation can produce a big change in tone.

The Essence bass gives you all the essentials of Alembic: neck through body construction, Alembic pickups and active electronics, solid brass hardware, all crafted in Santa Rosa, California, USA, the only place that Alembics are born.

  • Weight 10.4 Lbs.
  • Body: ** Bookmatched Macassar Ebony Top
  • Mahogany Back with Maple and Purpleheart Accent Laminates
  • Tummy Contour on Back
  • ** "Continuous Wood" Backplates
  • High Gloss Polyester Finish
  • Neck: Five Piece Laminated Maple Neck
  • ** Extra-Wide Purpleheart Laminates
  • Neck Through Body Construction
  • Satin Polyester Finished Neck
  • Gaboon Ebony Fretboard
  • ** Abalone Oval Position Markers
  • 34" Scale
  • 1.875" Nut Width
  • ** Violet L.E.D. Side Position Markers
  • Macassar Ebony Headstock Overlay
  • Height Adjustable Brass Nut
  • Gold Gotoh Die-Cast Tuning Machines
  • Bridge: ** Heavy Chrome Plated Alembic
  • Adjustable Bridge and Tailpiece in Solid Brass
  • Pickups/Electronics:
  • Two Alembic MXY-5/6 Sealed Humbucking Pickups
  • Essence Preamp Featuring: Volume, Pickup Blend, Filter Frequency, and Filter Q Controls
  • ** On-Off Toggle Switch for L.E.D.s
  • ** Custom Form-Fit Hard Case By G&G Cases
  • Build Sheet, and Adjustment Tools Included
** Denotes Extra Charge Options Included in Our Discount Price