Gene Baker b3 Guitars SL-K Gold Top, Serial #0036, Includes Hardshell Case.

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About This Listing

Gene Baker, former master builder at both the Fender and Gibson Custom Shops and world-renowned luthier, is creating some of the finest handmade instruments on the planet.  Crafted in our new California shop, b3 instruments embody vintage quality and modern guitar building techniques with a master luthier's expertise and attention to detail.

b3 Guitars has teamed up with Okada International Inc, our partners of over 20 years, and couldn't be more pleased about the addition of the new SL-K to our model lineup!  This fruitful collaboration between Gene and master builder Yoshiyuki Kikuchi is available in ten premium finishes (Black, Honey Burst, Trans Blue, Trans Red, Gold Top, Brock Burst, White, Trans Purple, Lavender Blue Metallic, and Black Top).  This hand-crafted Japanese version of our SL is built with the exact same specs, tooling, and commitment to excellence that we employ every day in our US custom shop.

The SL is an incredible take on the LP style guitar...our "LP killer" if you will.  It is crafted with top shelf tone woods and timbers while utilizing only the best quality hardware and most highly acclaimed pickups available. The SL-K is no exception. The SL-K features a set of our original design humbuckers.  The lower winds accentuate the treble frequencies and give them that classic PAF tone.  One reason the classic PAF's are so coveted is because they had plenty of high-end bite with beautiful harmonic overtones; they could play in Tele territory yet still retained that great Les Paul tone. We think our pickups are a great representation of that highly sought after PAF tonality. The SL-K also features push/pull coil taps for each pickup allowing you a wide range of tonal variations.

These guitars are tough to put down!  The extremely comfortable neck profile adds to the mojo and makes for an addictive and immersive playing experience.  This one is nice and lightweight at 8 lbs and change.  The thin skin urethane finish is incredibly durable while providing resonance for days and adding an expressive musicality to your playing.

The SL-K includes a custom fit hardshell case and the same warranty as our US built guitars. Shipping via UPS Insured anywhere in the US is $75, anywhere in the UK/EU is $150. Please contact us for shipping quotes to other parts of the world.

We have a variety of different finishes available, please check our other listings for more guitars!


Top: Maple

Body: Mahogany

Neck: Mahogany

Fretboard: Pau Ferro

Headstock Overlay: Ebony

Frets: Jescar 6105

Pickups: b3 Original Design humbuckers

Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, 3-way toggle switch, 2 push/pull coil taps

Hardware: Gotoh nickel

Finish: Light urethane

Case: Custom fit hardshell (included)

Serial number: 0036

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ConditionBrand New (New)
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