Luthiers Wood Question (Baker content)

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  1. ross

    ross Silver Supporting Member

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    Luthiers, is this maple or mahogany? Can you tell?
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  2. remocity

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    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.
     
  3. JBG

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    That looks like mahogany or sapele. Grain looks too open to be maple.
     
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    Maple doesn't have the pores like mahogany. I'd say that's what it is.
     
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    The grain looks pretty wide and open. My guess is mahogany.
     
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    Mahogany is my vote. Both the grain pattern and the pore size give it away.

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    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.
     
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    Definitely mahogany.

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  9. John Hurtt

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  14. Down and Out in NYC

    Down and Out in NYC Gold Supporting Member

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    Mahogany, maybe korina but i'm pretty sure it ain't maple.
     
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    looks like Mahogany to me...
     
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    Yeah the pores look to open to be maple i'll have to agree with everyone that it is mahogany...
     
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    99.9% sure that's mahogany :)
     

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