b3 SL Deluxe Hollowbody Ancient Kauri Top
b3 SL Deluxe Hollowbody Ancient Kauri Top
b3 SL Deluxe Hollowbody Ancient Kauri Top
b3 SL Deluxe Hollowbody Ancient Kauri Top
b3 SL Deluxe Hollowbody Ancient Kauri Top
b3 SL Deluxe Hollowbody Ancient Kauri Top
b3 SL Deluxe Hollowbody Ancient Kauri Top
b3 SL Deluxe Hollowbody Ancient Kauri Top
b3 SL Deluxe Hollowbody Ancient Kauri Top
b3 SL Deluxe Hollowbody Ancient Kauri Top
b3 SL Deluxe Hollowbody Ancient Kauri Top

b3 SL Deluxe Hollowbody Ancient Kauri Top

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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.

In keeping with the Gibson theme, this gorgeous Ancient Kauri topped / mahogany bodied SL Deluxe features a mahogany/rosewood board neck (59 carve, .87"-.95"), 12" radius, trapezoid inlays, twin b3 PAF style pickups, TonePros bridge/tailpiece, 24.625" scale, 17 degree headstock pitch, and a 1 11/16" nut. 

Gibson fans will recognize this as the basic recipe for a Les Paul style guitar (though this SL Deluxe features a hollow body). For all intents and purposes, this is a Les Paul - but - its more comfortable with better balance, a tummy cut, effortless upper fret access, an ancient Kauri top, and it weighs 6lbs 4oz. Ancient Kauri dates back around 50,000 years and is both gorgeous looking and sounding - making this SL Deluxe a highly resonant, tone-filled, and unique guitar. We love the qualities it brings to this build.

The b3 wound PAF style pickups deliver classic midrange punch, medium output, and a clear, articulate top end. Another way this SL Deluxe might best a Les Paul is in the clean tone department - you can get gorgeous, almost ES-335 like clean tones out of this guitar in addition to killer overdriven tones. 

If you're on the hunt for a new guitar, this SL Deluxe should definitely be at the top of your list. A fine example of modern and vintage aesthetic brought together by a legendary Master Builder - what else could you want? 

Priced with hardshell case.