Elgin man custom makes amazing guitars with Chicago flare
Robby Bakes stumbled into the guitar world 30 years ago while working as a machinist and he’s never turned back.
His first piece, a tribute sculpture to Jimmie Hendrick, has led to decades of work restoring and building musical art.
Prices for his labor intensive one of a kind pieces range from $1500 – $10,000 and beyond. He says his future work will offer up some on the less expensive side for everyone to enjoy.
Elgin Vintage Guitar Show
Sunday Sept. 29th
10a – 4p
Elgin Holiday Inn
495 Airport Rd, Elgin
More info: https://www.facebook.com/bakes.guitars