Baker rf guitars

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by Higain, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. Higain

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    I'm trying to locate a Baker RF-style guitar. Any ideas on what guitars will get me close (looking for chambered, spruce top bodies). Finding an actual RF Baker guitar is quite hard.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Luca Z

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    He's not hard any more, Gene Baker is building them again.
     
  3. Higain

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    Ok, I've done a search and came up with nothing. There is a Maker USA website, but the phone number is Ed Roman's number, who now owns the Korean made Baker guitars.

    Does anyone know how to contact Mr. Baker?

    Thanks.
     
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    destroyallguitars.com
     
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    www.finetunedinstruments.com is Gene's site, but there's really very little there about the new "B3" models.

    Cliff at Destroy All Guitars will probably be able to fill you in on more details...
     
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    There's a Red one for sale posted on Overland Express' website. Not sure if it's still available though.

    www.overlandexpress.com

    Never dealt with these folks, but they seem to carry pretty cool/rare stuff.

    -KD
     
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    Wow,
    That Chapin is SWEET...
    Then again, consider the source. :D

    That said, I'll keep my Baker RF...one of the best built guitars I've ever owned.

    No knock on Bill's stuff...he completely rules.

    Great time to be alive with the choices we have, aint it?

    :cool:

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  10. Higain

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    Thanks for the direction and ideas! Yes, the Chapin is beautiful. Nice description of the guitar, too.
     
  11. abergdahl

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    No nock of intended from my part either, nothing will sound as much like a Baker RF as a Baker RF ;). The Chapin is probably more, to my ears and Robben recordings, tonally like the Fender Ultra Spruce with some Archtop and tele tones thrown in for good measure. :)
    What I lika is that it can sound Robbenish but I can use it without having all those, “yeah you try to sound like Robben, right” comments. Plus I really like tha Tele inspired looks, that being said the oriental Blue RF I saw on pics of where a stunning looking guitar.
    Whish I could try a Baker some day.
     
  12. Higain

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    So, as to the issue of spruce top vs maple top. I understand the Fender Ultras were spruce top. However, most of the Bakers out there are maple top. My understanding is that RF's current model is also maple top.

    So, is it true that Robben's early recordings demonstrate the spruce top tone, while his more recent recordings demonstrate the maple top sound? If so, does anyone know about what album marks the cutoff?
     
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    I have one to sell. Email me.
     
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    Higain, Check your Private Message
     

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