Kimock's new guitar is a...?

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  1. thesedaze

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    I don't recognize the headstock. The build is similar to the Alembic/Ibanez deal, but a bit classier.

    Anyone?
     
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    Nice guitars. Have any idea as to how much these go for?
     
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    Somewhere in between 3-4k which makes them alllmost doable for me, but not when I had the best concert of my life with a Duke lent to me...
     
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    Cool. He hangs out here at times. Maybe he can give a run down.

    Those are some awesome finishes/wood grains at that site. Almost remenisent of the Moonstone guitar from the early 80's. Of course, those were stone...but some of the grains almost look like granite or something.
     
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    Wow, guitars like this really fuel a bad case of GAS. I love the natural wood of this builders guitars. I guess I should have responded to the "hippie sandwich" thread I saw earlier.:JAM :rotflmao

    can you tell me what show this is??? I'd love to hear this guitar in action.
     
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    That is art. How do they sound?
     
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    classier than an alembic, haha! right... never. very nice though
     
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    Are Alembics even handcarved? Those things are tacky and overpriced IMHO. Duplicarved, and selling for 10g's. Making fame off of former employee's side projects (Rick Turner, Doug Irwin)
     
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    yeah I think that is much better looking than any Alembic guitar I've seen, don't get me wrong- I own an Alembic bass and I think Alembic makes great instruments that look stunning- but I don't think I've seen much in the 'exotic wood' category of electric 6 string guitars under 10k that comes even close to the Walker in terms of 'classy' looks. Unless you consider flamed arctic birch 'exotic' which I guess it is, in which case I started a thread recently about a guitar that I think exists on a plane of its own.
     
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    alembic guitars are 100 percent hand carved, the only thing they do on machines are press laminates and slotting the fret board, and do you think my alembic is tacky?

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    there about the only custom shop that will do anything you ask for, and i mean anything
     
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    what are those things in that crazy case?
     
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    That's the one we have linked already in this thread.

    Not to confuse people....the image I have embedded in the thread is a Jesselli that I was comparing to the Walker.

    The Walker is in the link and in Kimock's Photos.

    you sure the Alembics aren't duplicarved? Call me crazy, but I haven't seen any truely custom one-off models come out of there. "Custom Shop" is variants of existing stock models...You choose the wood from a pile, you choose the electronics from a list, etc. Surely I've seen people show their drawings in the Alembic Club, and Mica will come back with a cleaned up version, etc. but they all seem to be variants of those models. Usually the 'custom' aspect of it is using your idea for an inlay.
     
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    na the model i have was actually drawn up by somone before me, i liked the shape so much that i had to get one, as for the duplicarve i can say no, ive seen them sand em down by hand. the original shape was made by the owner of the "little bear" guitar. inlay and all that is also custom, as well as neck shapes wood choices, electronics and knob placement, there super friendly people and aim to please, they do about anything.
     
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    Joe!

    Glad to see you're on TGP!

    Later,
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    Morgan.... abstractlunatic 'eh... I like it:AOK
     
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    It comes in a left handed case. :crazy
     

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