All right, Mr. DeMille…

14241_wallpaperw0Happy New Year!  What have I been up to lately, you ask?  A lot… but as far as Diamond-Eyed Jack is concerned, let’s just say it has gotten QUITE the workout.  Its maiden voyage was to one of the great Williamsburg, Brooklyn recording studios, where it saw near-exclusive use on an (as of now) unofficial but exciting project.  It has also, not surprisingly, hogged all the stage time at a handful of shows, much to the delight of the locals.

There is, of course,  more significant news.  Today is Dad’s birthday – and so, another serendipitous date for this guitar presents itself.  Of all days, Alembic has chosen today to bestow upon Diamond-Eyed Jack the seriously rare honor of elevation to ‘Featured Custom’.  As you might have guessed, Alembic completes only a small number of guitars each year.  Out of those, a tiny fraction are selected to be a Featured Custom.  The Creators use this accolade to showcase best-of-the-best examples of their work.  Instruments with unique, one-of-a-kind build characteristics, ones of supreme beauty, or that have amazing stories attached to them are often favored here.  In the case of good ‘ol Diamond-Eyed Jack, all of the above apply.

As the Featured Custom, DEJ greets all visitors to  When its reign is over, Diamond-Eyed Jack will take its rightful place in the Custom Archive, among some of the most breathtaking and inspiring electric stringed instruments ever built.

By every conceivable metric, this is a truly stunning guitar.  I am so glad that Alembic feels the same, and am very proud to present it to you HERE.

So, Happy Birthday, Dad – this one’s for you.

7 thoughts on “All right, Mr. DeMille…

  1. I am proud to have you as my brother!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is astonishing- most particularly because today is his birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow…..

  2. Wow. I mean… WOW! DEJ is breathtaking. What an amazing testament to your father and the impact he had on your life. What more could a parent ask for? I can’t wait to see what Sophie and Cordelia say in thirty years… 😉

    Love you and your family. Happy birthday to you, Jack!

  3. How fabulous

    How fantastic!! The guitar itself is a magnificent piece of work, However, the story behind is amazing. Your Dad may not be here, but he will always be remembered.

  4. Dear CJ,

    We knew and loved Jack so we all know he would love this family heirloom almost as much as he loved his family.

    Linda and Irving

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