Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by ross, Sep 3, 2008.
Luthiers, is this maple or mahogany? Can you tell?
I don't know and I'm not a Luthier but I do own a B3 and I believe most of Genes guitars have a maple neck.
That looks like mahogany or sapele. Grain looks too open to be maple.
Maple doesn't have the pores like mahogany. I'd say that's what it is.
The grain looks pretty wide and open. My guess is mahogany.
Mahogany is my vote. Both the grain pattern and the pore size give it away.
I assume that it is mahogany due to the pores as well and the seller that I bought it from also feels that it is mahogany but I was looking over the original paper work from Gene Baker and it states that the neck is maple. I am guessing that it is just a typo on the paperwork.
Well, the s/n doesn't appear to be on Gene's list of Baker guitars which thinks it was finished after the shop shut down. Is it a B1 or a RF model, that might help you out. Also, email Gene and he can tell you for sure.
As others have pointed out, its a mahogany type grain. Exactly what kind of mahogany is hard to tell, but its not maple.
Its a great looking piece of neck wood though, nice strait grain, obviously well selected.
+1 for Mahogany
The certificates says that it was completed on 3/12/03 and Gene lists guitars up until 5-1-03 and I also noticed that there are some serial numbers omitted from the list.
Mahogany, maybe korina but i'm pretty sure it ain't maple.
looks like Mahogany to me...
Yeah the pores look to open to be maple i'll have to agree with everyone that it is mahogany...
99.9% sure that's mahogany