At FTI Gene oversees a small talented crew crafting 5 brands including b3, Fano, JG, Koll and Giffin.

About | Advertise | Aircraft| Forums | Gift guide | Beer | Car | Cowboy | Flags | Headless| i Pad | Metal | Neck inlays | Star Wars | Travel | Violent | Valuation | Web tools | Guitar dating | Shilling | Travel amp | Attenuator | Pedal board"After Baker Guitars bankruptcy, I went to Ernie Ball as we hoped for my designs to emerge with EB's involvement.

Gene worked in engineering and quality control for the year and a year later left to mutual differences.

Fine Tuned Instruments home of b3 branded model guitars emerged in mid 2004 although didn't go into producing new models until March of 2006.

b3 models continued to expand until Nov 2009 when FTI partnered with Premier Builders Guild aka PBG a true Guild of well known boutique guitar builders where Gene works closely with all designers to replicate their models to their spec and quality control requirements.

The Serenader name was used on a wide variety of guitars and equipment from the 1920's right on into the 1960's. He made guitars in Rotherham in the 1980s including one for Fleetwood Mac [Source: Andrew Redding, UK email 1/1/2011].

More recent reports are that he made guitars in Reeth and was still in business at 2009.

[Source: Mudcat]Although the Bacon company built many of the finest (and most expensive) banjos of the 1920's they had no experience, or apparent interest, in building guitars.

B&G Handmade Guitars was founded by Eliran Barashi & Kiki Goldstein, skillful and expert luthiers in the field of vintage guitars from the golden era with 9 years and over 200 builds of experience, and Avi Goldfinger – an artist and entrepreneur.

We are devoted to one thing only – creating the best sounding instruments on the market.

B & J was a musical instrument distributor based in New York for most of the Twentieth Century.

The company had instruments built for them by many of the factories that we've become familiar with, Stromberg-Voisenet (later to become Kay) among these.