I am happy. As expected, Diamond-Eyed Jack arrived Friday afternoon! It had been on the local UPS truck since 8:20 AM, but didn’t get to my house until 6:27 PM. Opening that case for the first time, the long wait seems negligible, and certainly worth it. It truly is the finest instrument I’ve ever had the privilege to play. The feel, the sound, the build quality, the attention to detail – they have all surpassed my expectations (and those were quite high). I’ve been spending the last few days making some fine adjustments to the string height and intonation, as well as just getting used to playing this exceptional guitar.
Among the many things the folks at Alembic excel at is listening to their customers. They stayed true to my vision and intensions, and made fabulous suggestions along the way. A great effort was made to ensure everything was just exactly perfect upon arrival.
I can never adequately thank them for building this masterpiece. The best I can do is play it as best I can, and make sure they get plenty of pictures and recordings to remind them of our journey together.
The long journey to Nanuet may have come to an end, but this surely won’t be the last post to this blog. I will be posting a detailed photo gallery (by the way, Jason – we need to do a photo shoot – soon), complete specifications, thoughts on the guitar as I get to know it better, and whatever else I feel might be interesting and pertinent.
This guitar is without question an appropriate and inspiring tribute to Dad. It has all the right materials, quality, precision, and is a fine example of the “doing things the right way” ethos he so valued.
Thank you for coming with me on this adventure. I hope you all stay on the bus for a while… it’s going to be quite a trip!