Alembic makes guitars?! Only for about thirty years or so! In fact, we
made just as many guitars as basses before Stanley Clarke got really famous
(and our basses along with him) . Since that time, we had a limited production
of guitars. That has all changed now and Alembicís legendary clean guitar sound
is well within your reach.
You have heard Alembic guitars on recordings from Donovan, Santana, Jerry Garcia,
Steve Miller, along with many others. Our guitars have always been renown for
their crystal clear sound, beautiful looks, and high price. Now the Orion
changes the way you think about Alembic and price.
The Orion is the same quality you see in the the rest of our guitars and basses.
Thatís because the Orion is made in our shop in Santa Rosa, California, right
along with the rest of Alembicís instruments.
The Orion is built from a mahogany back with an exotic top. We then laminate a
contrasting veneer under the top. The neck is made from three laminates of maple,
the center piece is straight-grained, while the grains of the outer two pieces
oppose each other. This ensures minimum neck movement over the life of the
guitar. The neck is set in with our unique "wedge" joint for superior stability.
Of course the Orion comes with our dual independent truss rod system.
We then apply a clear polyester finish with a high-gloss rubout to show the maximum
beauty of the woods. The neck has the same finish, only it's sanded to satin feel for an incredibly fast feel.
Quiet operation is the foundation of all Alembic guitars and basses. The Orion
features two of our HG series hum cancelling pickups with the familiar volume,
bass and treble setup. A mini toggle switch selects the pickups. All electronic
components are carefully selected and tested. With Alembic, you know you can
always count on clear, clean sound that lets all of your technique shine
Left handed never costs extra on an Alembic. You can also choose from our list
of standard woods including flame California walnut, birdseye maple, flame
maple, wenge, zebrawood, bocate, bubinga, and vermilion. You can also order the
Orion in a full complement of custom options as stated on our pricelist. If
you want custom inlays, special colors, exotic woods, or upgraded electronics,
we have got it all.
Our baritone verision of the Orion is a 28" scale length tuned to B or your
preference. The gutsy baritone sound is an appropriate addition to all kinds
of music, from country and blues, to grunge, heavy metal and pure rock and roll.
If you have never before experienced the Alembic guitar sound, you must find out
what you've been missing.