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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 through.

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.

Specifications:
6-string 6-string baritone
Scale length 25.50 28.00
Set neck 3 maple w/2 walnut veneers 3 maple w/2 walnut veneers
Fingerboard ebony ebony
Nut width 1.580 1.625
24th fret width 2.180 2.360
Truss rods dual, body adjust dual, body adjust
Body material mahogany mahogany
Body depth 1.750 1.750
Finish satin polyurethane satin polyurethane
Pickups HG HG
Controls vol, bass, treble, 3-pos pickup selector vol, bass, treble, 3-pos pickup selector
Tailpiece fixed solid brass, bird fixed solid brass, bird
Machine heads Gold Alembic-Gotoh Gold Alembic-Gotoh
100% Made in Santa Rosa, CA USA

MSRP: N/A
Retail: $1,600.00
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URL: Alembic
Updated: August 26, 2003

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 » Review posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002 @ 7:52 PM
General Comments:
Very nice "ring like a bell sound"... the craftsmanship of this guitar is really the best.

What do you especially like about this product?
I like everything about this guitar.you won't walk into a guitar center or mars and find anything that compares. these guitars have a sound of their own. the pickup system ,the woods, the ebony fretboard , gold tuners,brass nut,brass bridge. the i love the bridge , it is a non trem hardtail. you just slip the strings in , no threading or that crap. (i can't stand seeing strings run through the back of the guitar, or through eyeholes.

What do you dislike about this product?
Nothing.

Recommended: Yes

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 » Review posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2001 @ 10:07 PM
General Comments:
A great looking guitar. It has a cedar to with mahognay back and sides, and with what appears to be, either a ebony or rosewood fretboard. It has a nice gragh-ex pre amp with a unique 'exciter' function, which makes the guitar sound alot brighter and almost gives a 12-string effect. It has a small, semi narrow body, with 20 frets.

What do you especially like about this product?
I really like the way this guitar plays. It has a very smooth neck, and stays in tune no matter how far up the neck you play. It has a very warm sound when either plugged in or not plugged in.Its EQ. is also nice and responsive.

What do you dislike about this product?
It only has 20 frets, which could be a problem if you play up high or like to solo. It also has no scratch plate, which is not really a problem, but you tend to ruin a beautifully finished guitar. And one other dislike, is that it has no 2nd hook for your strap.

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