Golden Girl

Golden Girl

Gold Frets

Gold Hardware

peghead peghead
Of course the peghead has veneers that we made in our shop from the same wood as the top and back laminates on the body. On the back of the peghead, you might notice what at first looks like sloppy off-center carving, but we assure you that it's entirely intentional.
Todd wanted to have the neck with an asymmetic carve on the back. For his needs, to reduce the amount of "pinch" needed with his fretting hand, we carved the bass side of the neck thinner, so that on the bass side, there is a bit of a V-shape and on the treble side there was
Initials Golden mother of pearl for the fingerboard inlays, including this custom initial monogram at the 12th fret. The letters are cut by hand and then inlaid in the Ebony fingerboard, with a small sterling solver oval to tie it in to the rest of the ovals on the fingerboard.
Logo Inlay Just another touch of gold with the golden mother of pearl cloud in the inlaid Alembic logo. Paired with the polished bronze logo and gorgeous abalone, it's like a jewel on Golden Girl's crown peghead.
Oh Todd, we love making basses for you! Not only do you give us quite a bit of "carte blanche" in the design process, but your ever-positive attitude is inspiring. Thanks so much!

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  • Series I 4-string bass
  • Flame Koa top and back
  • Maple and Purpleheart neck
  • Mahogany body
  • Ebony fingerboard with golden mother of pearl oval inlays
  • Custom initial inlay at 12th fret in golden mother of pearl with silver bound oval
  • 24K goldplated hardware
  • Gold color frets
  • Inlaid logo with golden mother of pearl cloud and abalone rays
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Text and photos of bass by Mica Wickersham Thomas, © 2011 Alembic, Inc.

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