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Fine Tune Instruments LLC - b3 Guitars (Gene Baker)
b3 Guitars specializes in handcrafted, custom electric guitars. They offers a wide range of solid body and semi-solid body electric guitar designs. Talk to Gene Baker about handcrafting an electric guitar just for you. Gene is also proficient guitarist, gigging regularly with a "hot rodded" ARACOM MPL 50 Amplifier.
Arroyo Grande, California
Check out "Mean" Gene Baker, the "Mean" Guitarist at:
- ARACOM Amp Audio and Video Clips
- Mean Gene's myspace
LONDON POWER "The Ultimate Tone Series"
By: Kevin O'Connor
The Ultimate Tone Series (TUT) on tube amplifier design. Must have collection for amp techs.
The History of Marshall - By: Michael Doyle
This book is considered the "bible" of Marshall Amplifiers. A must read book for Marshall amp fans. The book covers 1962-1992 Marshall Tube (Valve)amplifiers.
The Guitar Amp Handbook - By: Dave Hunter
A highly recommended book that covers "UNDERSTANDING TUBE AMPLIFIERS AND GETTING GREAT SOUNDS". This is a well written book for both non-technical guitarist and "techies". It covers; theory, amplifier circuit components, an in depth discussion covering many classic vintage amps, a chapter on speakers & cabinets and more....
Guitar Repair Shops
What to have your axe repaired or customized? Want a custom guitar built for you? Check out these shops:
C.B. Perkins Inc.
C.B. Perkins Co. is a third generation, family business selling fine stringed instruments and boutique amplifiers. C.B. Perkins also builds, repairs and customizes stringed instruments.
5807 Winfield Blvd. B6
San Jose, CA 95123
Guitar Hospital – Keith Holland Guitars
Keith Holland is known as one of Northern California's premiere luthiers. Visit the Guitar Hospital online or in person for Keith Holland's Custom Guitars, Reverand and other production guitars, boutique guitars, boutique amplifiers, guitar repair, restoration and customization.
326 Village Lane
Los Gatos, CA 95030