About Us

For the Love of Guitar Building

For over 15 years HiTone guitars has been designing and building some  of the most interesting and amazing guitars. Our goal is to build high  quality instruments for players to enjoy and cherish for a lifetime.  HiTone guitars was founded by Rob Baker in 2003. Rob’s background is in  graphic design. His instruments are both functional and aesthetically  pleasing.

The tale of HiTone is simple. Rob wanted to buy a cheap guitar to  play around with. When his great eBay find turned out to be a turkey he  decided to fix it. He had purchased a classic Decca electric guitar and  found that it had been spray painted. After some research Rob refinished  his first guitar. A sunburst 70’s model Decca.

This lead to the desire to build his own guitar from scratch. Since  then Rob has helped other builders around the world with information on  how to build a Mosrite surf guitar. He has also been honored with Guitar  of the Month from ProjectGuitar.com.

HiTone ( 1 word - pronounced high tone)

HiTone started with Rob Baker and Chris High building two guitars in  their garage. Rob, being a graphic designer, wanted to brand the  instruments. So, he brainstormed several different names. Hi-Bak,  Baker-Hi were among some of the names he came up with. One day while  looking on eBay he found a vintage Sivertone guitar. So he dropped the  Baker part and added the tone.

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We want to make your guitars dreams come true. HiTone has also started a new venture called Guitars & Growlers, selling handmade instruments and craft beer in Richardson TX.