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    Carlos Alomar's Alembic Guitar with Case. A beautiful, all original 1975 standard point Alembic guitar -- the oldest model in their history -- owned by David Bowie's guitarist/bandleader/songwriting partner and played exclusively by him on all of Bowie's world tours and recordings from 1976-2000. Custom made for Alomar in 1975, it features a zebra-mahogany body, walnut-maple neck, and ebony fingerboard. The Alembic company confirms that although the serial number on the headstock reads "75-156," marking it as the 156th instrument made by '75, that number also included top-end bass guitars made during the period, which was what the company was primarily known for. It was actually only the 40th (approximately) guitar made by 1975. The guitar comes with an ornate leather strap with the initials "CA" and an Anvil guitar case, used to ship the guitar internationally during tours, with Alomar's name stenciled on it. The case is, of course, a little battered from travel, but the guitar and strap are in Excellent condition with light rhythm pick marks on the front and belt marks on the back of the guitar, but no cracks, breaks, or repairs. A very rare axe with a lot of history behind it, this is one sweet instrument. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Carlos Alomar.

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    April, 2007
    14th-15th Saturday-Sunday
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