We hear from dealers and end users alike: the Skylark is a fun guitar to play. The shape is comfortable, the weight bearable and upper fret access a breeze.
Amberburst finish starts out close to clear at the center, then gradually darkens toward the edges to a rich warm amber glow. We've left the peghead clear finish on the front to set off the natural black of the Ebony front veneer with a coordinating bronze Alembic logo. Bob repeats the burst pattern on the back of the guitar, just check out the back of the peghead - you won't see that on most guitars.
Easy to use with a separate volume and tone control for each pickup the Skylark also includes an off/on/bright switch for each pickup. Inside, a screwdriver adjustable trim pot allows you to determine the amount of brightness when you use the bright setting of the pickup selector switches - and it can be different for each pickup. It's like getting custom electronics any time you want them.
When you start with clean tone, adding distortion or other effects has a more musical and predictable result. Distorting an already distorted sound is like making a copy of a copy - it's never as good as the original.
Still available at 2004 price.
- Flame Maple top, Mahogany hollow body
- Amberburst finish, satin neck feel
- 24.75" scale 3-piece Maple, set neck with 2 Walnut pinstripes
- Ebony fingerboard with Mother of Pearl inlays
- Pickups: Alembic HGR
- Controls: 2 volumes, 2 filters, off/on/bright for each pickup
- about 8 pounds
- price includes hardshell case