Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Alembic Dragon Wing bass as designed by John Entwistle of The Who
Alembic surely must be one of the world's first - if not the first - makers of boutique electric basses. Notable players have included Stanley Clarke, John Entwistle and Jerry Garcia (yes, they did make the occasional guitar too).

This Alembic Dragon Wing bass is quite stunning and could be considered an evolved version of the late John Entwistle's Buzzard Bass design which were produced by Warwick basses.

This example from 2010 features Cocobolo top, signature electronics, two Purple Heart neck laminates, Abalone inlays, red side LEDs with amber at 12/24th fret, dragon claw headstock, scalloped and contoured body, dragon wing tailpiece, and a custom case.

Currently being offered for sale on eBay with a Buy It Now price of $6,290.

G L Wilson

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