Any new Baker guitar owners out there?

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  1. stuartlipper

    stuartlipper Member

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    Hi folks,

    I'm not talkin' about the Roman ripoffs, but I'm wonderin' if any of you guys have either played or owned any of Gene Baker's latest creations...

    How do they compare to his previous company's guits? You happy with it??

    Thanks - would love to hear your comments...

    Stuart
     
  2. matte

    matte Senior Member

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    i have. as dope as the bakers were (and in my opinion bakers raised the bar dramatically for all high end production instruments), the b3s are another a whole next level. gene is there from soup to nuts, doing what he does best.
     
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    I have a couple of the new guitars and I think they are the best guitar for me. Gene is handmaking these guitars himself and it shows, the playability is top shelf and the neck heel carve is a work of art. 10 out of 10. He is getting better and better.
     
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    The new ones must really be great if they are better than my '01 B1 '59 because it is fantastic.
     
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    My Baker B1H is my go to guitar. Very versatille semi-hollow guitar. I am sure the new B3 is as good as the original Baker, or even better.
    Plus, with Gene you can customize your way. :AOK
     
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    Soon....soon....:BOUNCE
     
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    I need to call Gene too, get him to make one for a fellow michigan boy
     
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    Pictures can be deceiving but wow, from the shots I've seen the Fine Tuned guitars seem incredible!
     
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    I have some pictures I can email if someone can post them for me, Thanks
     
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    Ian, too funny...

    6120 - Since I started this, I'd be happy to post your pictures. Please feel free to send.

    Stuart
     
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    Saving my sheckels, to replace the original Bakers I had to sell when I was out of work last year.
     
  13. stuartlipper

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    From 6120 (Greg). Holy crap!

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    The reason I love both of my (Santa Maria) Baker's is because today you could not touch the quality of those first ones for the money spent. In '03, a new B1 went for about 2k. That's a set-neck, top quality Mahogany back/Maple AAAA carved top axe with a Feiten, Tone Pro's bridge, Delrin nut, DiMarzio VV PAF equipped with workmanship second to none. Now, just a few yrs later, for that money, you are talkin bolt-on, strat or tele knock off with average quality parts.
    I like Gene's approach. He draws from his experience at Gibson and Fender and incorporates the more traditional influences into his own unique creation. I dunno about droppin 4-5k on one, but the new ones do look outfreeekinrageous!!!

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    Is this Matte Henderson's guitar or a clone?
     
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    Does anyone have a web link or contact info for Gene Baker?
     
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    Call Cliff Cultreri at www.destroyallguitars.com 631-979-1595, he is a great guy to deal with and has exceeded my expectations in service and quality at every turn. He moves most of the B3's that Gene makes.
     
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