My NOS Baker B1

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  1. trucks

    trucks Member

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    A great number of things converged and I became the proud owner of a NOS Baker B1. It was sold to me by none other than Gene’s brother-in-law, Jim Lovinggood, from Wild West Guitars. Jim was exceptional and it was an excellent buying experience. If it looks familiar, then you probably saw it featured in WWG's ad in the August Guitar Player (believe it or not, I only saw that ad a few minutes *after* I sent an inquiry). In fact, Jim got Gene to sign the ad and sent it to me.

    So after nearly 4 years in a vault, serial WW004 was delivered on 8/4 to finally become someone’s Number 1.


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    What a voice she has!
     
  2. Timster

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    nice score
    :AOK
     
  3. matte

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    Congrats on what I am certain is an extraordinary instrument built by an extraordinary group of peeps.
     
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    Congrats! That's a beauty.
     
  5. Dave Orban

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    I just got a B1 and am digging the hell out of it... Enjoy yours..!
     
  6. trucks

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    Thanks, everyone!

    Dave, congrats on yours as well! I read about it, but the picture was already gone. I would love to see it! Which set of SOB strings did you use? Nickel or Rock formula? How was the first gig?

    Regards,

    Gary
     
  7. Dave Orban

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    Gary, I'll take a few new pics tomorrow and will post them as soon as I can.

    I use nickels, and the first gig with the guitar was a REAL treat... I used my '53 175 for the first set-and-a-half, and then I could wait no longer... LOL!

    The Baker played effortlessly, and covered a huge sonic range. I REALLY enjoyed playing it, as I'm sure you will yours...! :dude
     
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    Thanks again, Dave. I look forward to the pics.

    Effortless is the word! I am amazed at my lack of hand fatigue even with the increased playing time. LOL!
     
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    im waiting for my baker jr. and its killin me........
     
  10. Jon Silberman

    Jon Silberman 10Q Jerry & Dickey Gold Supporting Member

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    Major congrats - that's some score! :AOK
     
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    Very cool! That's a great color.
     
  13. joeh77

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    She's a beauty! Congrats!

    Joe:D
     
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    Thanks, guys! Your comments are much appreciated! :)

    Congrats! You are going to be very happy! Well worth the wait. I look forward to hearing about her.
     
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    Awesome !

    My Baker is my number one and I don't expect it to change untill my Thorn is finished :)
     
  17. Yossi

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    I REALLY like that guitar!
    Play it in the best of health!

    shalom,
    Yossi
     
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    Yossi,

    Thank you for such a nice post!

    Gary
     
  19. De - Fre

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    What's the color of the back?

    Fred
     
  20. trucks

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    The back is green. I will post some pics by tomorrow.:)
     

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