b3 SL Custom Oxblood Light Relic

b3 SL Custom Oxblood Light Relic
b3 SL Custom Oxblood Light Relic
b3 SL Custom Oxblood Light Relic
b3 SL Custom Oxblood Light Relic
b3 SL Custom Oxblood Light Relic
b3 SL Custom Oxblood Light Relic
b3 SL Custom Oxblood Light Relic
b3 SL Custom Oxblood Light Relic
b3 SL Custom Oxblood Light Relic
b3 SL Custom Oxblood Light Relic
b3 SL Custom Oxblood Light Relic
b3 SL Custom Oxblood Light Relic
b3 SL Custom Oxblood Light Relic
b3 SL Custom Oxblood Light Relic
b3 SL Custom Oxblood Light Relic
b3 SL Custom Oxblood Light Relic
b3 SL Custom Oxblood Light Relic
b3 SL Custom Oxblood Light Relic
b3 SL Custom Oxblood Light Relic

b3 SL Custom Oxblood Light Relic

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The core of Gene Baker's SL Deluxe design is simple in theory - take the best aspects of a Stratocaster and a Les Paul and combine them. While other builders like Paul Reed Smith have worked from similar concepts - Fender meets Gibson - b3 guitars have a decidedly more vintage feel and tone vs a PRS (makes sense given that Gene was a Master Builder at the Fender Custom Shop and also spent time at Gibson's Custom Shop - he has intimate knowledge of what makes great instruments from those brands tick).

This Oxblood SL tips its hat the Jeff Beck's famous Les Paul and features a mahogany body and neck, plan maple top (painted Oxblood), rosewood fingerboard (12" radius, 6105 frets), short scale length, exposed coil Lollar Imperial humbuckers (split w/a push-pull tone control), Mann wrap tail bridge, and Grover Kluson tuners. 

Gibson players will no doubt recognize these specs as the basic "recipe" for a Les Paul style guitar. For all intents and purposes, this is a Les Paul - but - its quite a bit more comfortable with better balance, a tummy cut, effortless upper fret access, and it weighs in at only 8lbs 2oz.

The Lollar Imperials deliver a slightly scooped midrange, medium output, and a clear, articulate top end that excels at both clean and overdriven tones. You can easily pull gorgeous, almost ES-335-like clean tones out of this guitar in addition to killer overdriven tones.

We'll cut to the chase - if you're a Les Paul fan in any way, shape, or form, we can't recommend these guitars enough. For our money, they're some of the best LP-style guitars on the market, right up there with any sought-after replica builder's work. Priced with hardshell case

  • Builder: Gene Baker / b3 Guitars
  • Model: SL Custom 
  • Serial Number: 22 049
  • Weight: 8lbs 2oz
  • Materials: Mahogany, Rosewood
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose, Oxblood
  • Neck Shape: '59 soft V, .89-.98"
  • Electronics: Lollar Imperial humbuckers, 2 volume, 1 tone (coil tap), 3-way switch
  • Hardware: Mann wraparound bridge, Grover Kluson tuners
  • Measurements: 24.625" scale, 1.687" nut, 12" radius, 22 frets (6105)
  • Case/Papers: Hardshelll, CoA
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