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It looks like Gene Baker & his b3 line are separating from PBG. A post on b3's facebook stated that the b3 brand & a couple of the other personnel will be leaving. Wish Gene & crew all the best.
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This is interesting, as Gene oversees and builds most (maybe all?) of the PBG guitars in his shop. Does that mean that he is setting up somewhere else? Or...? Best of luck to both Gene and to PBG.It looks like Gene Baker & his b3 line are separating from PBG. A post on b3's facebook stated that the b3 brand & a couple of the other personnel will be leaving. Wish Gene & crew all the best.
What's Dennis Fano's status with PBG? Still involved or has he left as well. He's starting NOVO Guitars now I believe.PBG's former sales rep just sent out an email introducing himself as the new Bad Cat sales manager. Brian Swerdferger is now the president of PBG. The dealer login site now only has pricing for Fano, Two Rock and Tone King. Big changes, indeed. Maybe Avalanche has sent them a letter of intent.
Saul posted this down in the builders/manufactures section earlier today:And Saul just changed his Facebook name from "Koll for PBG" to "Koll Guitar Company".
Wouldn't be surprised if PBG is going through a shake-up or being dismantled but I could be reading too much into it.
Usually non-competes start when you leave a company. Unless both Gene and Bill were already in the "stay on as consultants during the non-compete period" mode for the last few years - much like Leo Fender's deal with CBS (although he only stayed on as a "consultant" for 5 of the 10-year non-compete).So the non competition period is over for Gene and Bill huh?
It will be interesting to see how this all unfolds, particularly with Chris Fleming landing there after leaving Fender.I'm hearing all the guitars are now going to be built by another builder in another factory. A name everybody here knows.