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Baker BJH, 5/100 NAMM BJ Hollow

Semi-Hollow Baker Junior
Mahogany Neck & Body
Flat Maple Top, AAAA Quilt
DiMarzio P90 Pickups
 

Here's another great Baker guitar, available for sale here at Imagine. I took this instrument in on trade against another Baker, and it is absolutely fantastic. But I am still in love with my Baker BJC, and while I would love to keep this beautiful instrument as a second Baker, other needs supercede that desire. So, here we go!

As the title says, this is a Baker Junior Hollow - actually a semi-hollow construction, with a solid center block. This instrument was originally built for the 100th NAMM, and is serial number 5/100. A single saber-tooth sound hole adorns the bass side of the body. A flat maple top with a gorgeous AAAA quilt with a fantastic tobacco sunburst sits on a body of Mahogany. The body and neck are bound with Ivoroid, and the Rosewood fret board has simple, classic dot markers.

This instrument has a Tone-Pros locking bridge and tailstop, and a scale length of 24.625". Fingerboard width at the nut is 1 11/16". The pickups are DiMarzio P90s. Tuners are Schaller Rotomatics, and the guitar is equipped with Schaller Strap lock buttons. I'd like to include even more detailed specs, but the Baker instrument registry at meangene.org is down at the moment. I will post this information if it becomes available. If in the meantime you need a measurement or specification that I have not included, please email.

Tonally, this guitar is an absolute wonder - a very (very, very) responsive guitar. And like every Baker I've had the privilege to put my hands on, fit and finish are unparalleled. Tight as a tick and set up for excellent playability, this guitar could not be more ready to go. Condition is phenomenal - the only thing worth mentioning is the top of the tailpiece, which has a little bit of cloudiness. And that's being really picky - this guitar is in superb shape, and in collector condition. That's the second reason I've opted not to keep it. If I kept it, I would likely gig with it, and I can't bring myself to be the one to inflict the first ding. But whether you buy it to play every day in every situation, or you buy it to play on once a week with white gloves on, you're set either way, because Gene Baker makes some of the most sublimely playable works of art you'll find anywhere.

Comes with hardshell case as pictured. Also includes warranty card and Certificate of Authenticity,



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