Check out this Baker..........

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  1. jimmybcool

    jimmybcool Supporting Member

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    That is a kewl soundhole. And looks like a nice guitar.

    I am a newbie here and wonder if that is a valid price for that guitar? Just curious.
     
  2. matte

    matte Senior Member

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    Yes.
     
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    That is *STUPID* cool. Whew. :eek: :dude
     
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    Yeah, but it should send all you tone fanatics running.... :D

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  6. jimmybcool

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    Thanks guys.

    I got this stupid Blue Book of Electric Guitars 8th Edition which I "assumed" when I ordered from Amazon would be RECENT. It appears to have been written in 2003.

    In it Bakers such as the B1H are shown to have been around $4300 new and a Mint would be worth $3100. I guess the book is a bit out of date and the unique soundhole adds to the value.

    But it is all academic as I am currently waiting for a Thorn. Just learning a bit for (ahem) future reference. :cool:
     
  7. matte

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    That book is about as useful as tits on a bull.
     
  8. jimmybcool

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    It is quite large. I'm sure I can find SOME use for it. :jo
     
  9. Distortion

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    I believe this guitar belongs to Marcus McQ..
    I remember when he picked it..
    It really is a unique piece..
     
  10. matte

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    Yule log, toilet paper, door stop
     
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    You are correct, sir. Got any Korina? You can hit me offline. I never got the Maple shots.:(
     
  12. Distortion

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    Matte, I lost all my email address in a computer mishap.
    Shoot me an email.. I still have some killer wood..:D
     
  13. jimmybcool

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    Actually it has SOME use. It does describe the history of each manufacturer so I can learn a bit about how Fender or Gibson came about. Or who Baker is for instance.

    But apparently as a source for determining value of guitars it falls short. Strange, I always thought a Blue book was for that reason. Silly me.
     
  14. Ron Thorn

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    That is a hip guitar. No drips or clogged finish in that sound hole...excellent work Gene and Co.

    Ron
     
  15. matte

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    There are plenty of books available which describe in exhaustive detail how Gibson and Fender were started. Wanna learn about Gene Baker? Go to his website.




    The market for high end guitars is constantly changing, even moreso now than ever. PRS CBS Fenders have gone through the roof as have PAF Goldtops. You wanna keep up with prices? Follow the high end dealer's stocklists. Go to Arlington. See what hangs around and what flies out the door. Also keep in mind the fact that most of the super desirable stuff never even makes it to a list (or to a "Bluebook" for that matter).
     
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    Which probably explains why it's what Guitar Center salespeople tend to use in determining what to offer on trade-ins. :rolleyes:

    - DB
     
  17. matte

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    My buddy Craig runs the Natick, MA GC and he knows his **** period in life. I can't speak for any other GC because he's the only cat in that organization that I deal with and he treats me(Splatta and bunch of my crew as well) incredibly well. I've never once seen him break out the Bluebook. That's some end-user bathroom reading.
     
  18. jimmybcool

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    Well it might serve a purpose in the bathroom after all ;)

    So which are the high end dealers I should watch and what is Arlington?

    I would just like to have a good feel for values on guitars and have no idea why :rolleyes:
     
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    I would check www.larkstreetmusic.com www.davesguitar.com www.southworthguitars.com
     

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