Victor Baker Model 14 Hollowbody Archtop Guitar – Antique Cello Brown
Victor Baker Model 14 Hollowbody Archtop Guitar - Antique Cello Brown
This one-of-a-kind Victor Baker guitar features a 65 year old cold water ponded Sitka Spruce top and Master Grade Flame Maple back/sides.
Finish: Antique Cello Brown in satin
Body Top: Special cold water Ponded Sitka Spruce Aged 65 years. *see notes below
Body Back/Sides: Master Grade Flame Bigleaf Maple, deep figure
Body Width: 14"
Body Depth: 2 3/8"
Bracing: small internal chamber/block
Neck: Hand selected Flame Honduras Mahogany with two way adjustable truss rod
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Fingerboard Radius: 12", 305mm
Fingerboard Inlay: side dots
Frets: 21, Jumbo
Nut width: 1 11/16", 43mm
Bridge: Ebony base with Tunomatic saddle
Tuning Gears: Gotoh 510, Black
Pickups: 1 Kent Armstrong Hand Wound humbucker in neck position
Controls: Volume, Tone
Scale length: 25", 635mm
Weight: 5.2 lb
Case: Reunion Blues (included)
Origin: Made In U.S.A.
*Special note from Brent Cole, owner at Alaska Specialty Wood, Craig AK where the unique Sitka spruce soundboard on this guitar was purchased:
"the (sitka) log is from a float platform that had my sons house on it in from 1955 - 2011. It was part of Gildersleave logging camp that operated in SE Alaska from 1955-2000 That float and house was purchased by JR Gildersleave from a fishtrap company that operated in Coffman Cove.
Lashings of 1 1/4" galvanized cable was replaced every 10-15 yrs or so. and occasionally a log would get replaced, if it was too toredo bug damaged[holey] and lost flotation. 12" spikes were driven through 4x6 spruce or yellow cedar beams that the 2x12 red cedar deck was nailed to. Some soundboards have a deep blue color due to mineral deposits from the spikes accumulated over many years"