Alembic Spyder 8 String Bass John Entwistle Tribute

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Tribute to John Entwistle #5 of 25
8-string Spyder Bass
Flame Maple Top & Back
Exploiter Body Shape
Walnut Core
Purpleheart & Maple Neck
20th Anniversary Electronics
Ebony Fingerboard with Mother of Pearl Ovals
Side LEDs in Red
Individual String Tailpieces

Circa 2002, #5 of 25 Purchased Directly From Alembic as a Dealer & Never Sold or Played. Kept In Its Original Case in Climate Control Studio since 2003. & Is in Perfect Flawless Condition.

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John Entwistle of the Who designed his Explorer-style bass with Alembic. It featured eight strings. Each of the standard four bass strings were octave higher. The bass featured the company’s signature figured maple and walnut woods in a laminated construction, and the spiderweb body inlays reference the song “Boris the Spider” from the Who’s A Quick One (1966). Entwistle played his bass on “Trick of the Light” from Who Are You (1978) and “You” from Face Dances (1981). At live performances. His bass was so loud that the band and road crew would move away from his side of the stage. The LED lights on the neck illuminated the frets when the stage was dark.

This Alembic 8 String Spyder Bass is #5 of 25 made by Alembic, circa 2002.

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