In 1993, Gene was hired to work in the Fender Custom Shop buffing department, where he worked his way up from Masters’ Apprentice to Senior Master Builder, becoming a test pilot for the team build concept. During Gene’s time at the shop, he was involved in the Robben Ford project collaboration; the prototyping of the first contemporary carved Stratocaster guitars; the reissue of mid-late ‘60s big headstock Stratocasters; as well as collaboration on the production of round-lam necks, twelve strings, double necks, Bajo Sextos, the Showmaster Strat® and the John Jorgenson signature model.

Baker currently owns the b3 brand, along with being a partner in Roscoe Guitars.

Other specifications include:

  • Body Shape: Telecaster®
  • Body Material: 2-Piece Select Alder
  • Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Shape: Slim "C"
  • Neck Depth: .082-.097"
  • 12th Fret Width: 2.06"
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Nut Width: 1.660"
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
  • Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Pickups: Bill Lawrence
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Configuration: SS
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage Fender
  • Orientation: Left Hand
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Pickguard: White Pearloid
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
  • Switch Tips: Top Hat Style, Black
  • Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, COA
  • Lefty Strung Righty
  • 7 lbs 4 oz
  • GB1of3

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Listed2 months ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
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  • Custom Shop Master Built Gene Baker Left-Hand 1963 Telecaster Custom - Blue
  • 1997
Made In
  • United States
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Right / Left Handed
  • Left Handed

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