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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

$10 admission


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