b3 SL Deluxe Hollowbody Dark Burst Light Relic

b3 SL Deluxe Hollowbody Dark Burst Light Relic
b3 SL Deluxe Hollowbody Dark Burst Light Relic
b3 SL Deluxe Hollowbody Dark Burst Light Relic
b3 SL Deluxe Hollowbody Dark Burst Light Relic
b3 SL Deluxe Hollowbody Dark Burst Light Relic
b3 SL Deluxe Hollowbody Dark Burst Light Relic
b3 SL Deluxe Hollowbody Dark Burst Light Relic
b3 SL Deluxe Hollowbody Dark Burst Light Relic
b3 SL Deluxe Hollowbody Dark Burst Light Relic
b3 SL Deluxe Hollowbody Dark Burst Light Relic
b3 SL Deluxe Hollowbody Dark Burst Light Relic
b3 SL Deluxe Hollowbody Dark Burst Light Relic
b3 SL Deluxe Hollowbody Dark Burst Light Relic
b3 SL Deluxe Hollowbody Dark Burst Light Relic
b3 SL Deluxe Hollowbody Dark Burst Light Relic

b3 SL Deluxe Hollowbody Dark Burst Light Relic

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Description

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 gorgeous, lightly relic'd Dark Burst SL Deluxe features a 4/5A flame maple top, hollow mahogany body (sans F hole), mahogany neck w/a rosewood board, 59 carve (.87"-.95", soft V), 12" radius, trapezoid inlays, Lollar Imperial humbuckers, TonePros bridge/tailpiece, 24.625" scale, and a 1 11/16" nut. 

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 (save for its hollowbody construction) - but - its quite a bit more comfortable with better balance, a tummy cut, effortless upper fret access, and it weighs in at a whopping 6 1/2 lbs! 

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 (there's also a coil tap via the push/pull tone knob).

A fine example of modern and vintage aesthetic brought together by a legendary Master Builder - what else could you want? Priced with hardshell case.

Specs
  • Mahogany body, hollow
  • Dark Burst, light aging
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 59 Carve - .89"-.98", soft V
  • Cream binding
  • 24.625" scale length
  • 12" Radius
  • 6105 frets, 22
  • 1.687" nut width
  • Lollar Imperial Humbuckers
  • Volume, Volume, Tone, 3-way
  • Lightly Aged Nickel hardware
  • TonePros TOM bridge
  • Dunlop straplocks
  • Grover Kluson tuners
  • Strung with 10's
  • G&G Hardshell Case
  • SN 21 079
  • 6lbs 8oz
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