guitar maker

guitar maker

Redmond vertical bass guitar maker retires

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It was just over 12 years ago that Barker, a longtime Redmond master woodworker, began toying with the idea of designing his own electric bass, an instrument that would provide a more comfortable playing position and satisfy his sense of aesthetics. Now nearing 70, Barker is walking away from his dream, the Barker Vertical Bass ("Play it Straight" is the company tagline), in pursuit of perfecting his musicianship, delving into his new hobby of metalwork and increasing his grandfather time.