This stunning Alembic Darling features a Koa Top and Backplates, Alembic Oval inlays, Custom Hand-done Hibiscus Headstock Inlay and Recessed Logo, and custom Side LEDs for maximum visibility on dark stages.
A common question for Alembic fans is this one: "Is there a lighter weight Alembic guitar with all the look, feel, and tone of the bigger models? The short answer is "yes."
Thanks to neck through construction, lasting sustain is in your future with the Alembic Darling. Rich low end response and crystalline highs are also a credit to the neck construction.
The body is carved with tummy and elbow contours for an incredibly comfortable fit. The elbow carving also exposes the layers of accent laminates under the top. We think the Heart Omega carving at the bottom of the body makes it all the more "darling."
Electronics include a volume and filter for each pickup. Pickup selection is logical with an off/on/bright switch for each pickup. The amount of brightness in the "bright" setting can be adjusted to your personal preferences with a screwdriver-adjusted trimpot in the electronics cavity. Get ready to rethink your effector units and EQ settings, because this guitar is coming at you clean and clear, and it prefers to start things out with flat settings on the rest of your signal chain. The output jack is side-mounted and features welded palladium contacts for durability.
Serial Number: 14527
Scale length: 25.50 in
Neck Woods: 7-piece: Maple, Purpleheart, Maple, Vermilion, Maple, Purpleheart, Maple
Fingerboard wood: Ebony with Hand Select Paul Shell Oval inlays
Nut width: 1.65 in
24th fret width: 2.25 in
Peghead: Custom Hand Select Hibiscus Logo and Recessed Logo
Truss rods: Dual, body adjust
Top wood: Koa
Body wood: Mahogany
Sandwich: Flame Maple, Purpleheart, Maple, Purpleheart, Mahogany
Body depth: 1.65 in
Fret Markers: Side LEDs Blue with Green at 12th and 24th
Backplates: Matching Koa
Finish: Gloss polyester with satin neck feel
Pickups: Alembic STR and HGR
Controls: Volume, filter, off/on/bright for each pickup, mono output
Tailpiece: Brass bird
Nut: Height adjustable solid brass
Machine heads: Gold Alembic-Gotoh
Overall dimensions: About 35" x 12.5"
Origin: 100% Made in Santa Rosa, CA USA
Case: Deluxe Alembic Hardshell
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We ship most any order placed before 3pm CDT Tuesday through Friday the same day. Orders placed Saturday-Monday will ship the following Tuesday. For new products we will only ship to delivery addresses within the United States. Most pedals are shipped via Priority Mail. Guitars and Amplifiers are shipped via UPS Ground. Other shipping methods are available. Please contact prior to placing your order for shipping cost quotations to your delivery address.
The Guitar Sanctuary does accept returned items as long as arrangements are made for such within 48 hours of purchase/receipt. Returned items MUST be in the original condition and packing (including owner’s manual, un-used warranty card, any other items that came with the item) in order to qualify for a refund. No refunds are available for “special” ordered guitars or amplifiers (items that were not in stock, but rather ordered per the customers request. The customer is responsible for all freight charges and credit card processing fees incurred in the course of the sale. We cannot refund freight charges. The Guitar Sanctuary will charge a 20% restocking fee for returned effects pedals and amplifiers and a 10% restocking fee for Guitars. The only exceptions are for products that are defective. Please only purchase an item after you are certain it is right for you! Layaway: You can lay-a-way any product for a maximum of three months. Lay-a-way requires a 25% non-refundable deposit. We will not be able to ship the item until it is paid for in full and as a lay-a-way purchase, does not qualify for the 48 hour approval policy. International Sales: We can ship most guitars and other products internationally. We prefer money orders, cashier’s checks, or bank wire transfers in U.S. dollars. Shipping quotes are only valid for 48 hours. Please consult with your local officials about taxes, duties, currency exchange rates, etc.