A wonderful day for a guitar to be born, indeed! Alembic assigns all their guitars a “birthday” the day they leave their shop and begin the journey to their new homes.
Could it have been scripted any better that today is the day for mine? Yes – on what would have been Jerry Garcia’s 70th birthday, Diamond-Eyed Jack is now on it’s way home. It doesn’t get much better than that – it really doesn’t.
So here for the first time, is a picture of the COMPLETED guitar! The gold-plated knobs, Ebony pickup selector cap, and black mini toggles are now in place. Also, there are two custom made Coco Bolo MIDI scroll buttons, which look really smart. If you look closely, you can see the beautiful custom Coco Bolo oval connector plate that houses the 13-pin Roland connector, and that the pickups are now housed in plain black casings. Amazingly – but not surprisingly – a vision almost four years in the making is now a reality.
It has been 1,302 days since I first contacted Alembic about building my guitar. I’m not one to buy into the idea of divine intervention, but If you would have told me that TODAY would be the day it would finally ship… well let’s just say I didn’t see that one coming.
1,302 is also the number of days between my birthday ( in 2009, the year I ordered my guitar) and December 21, 2012, the day the Mayan calendar ends, and all hell breaks loose. More than likely just a coincidence, but just in case, I better get to playing this thing soon… got to be ready for that great gig in the sky!