See the new electric, acoustic, and bass guitars from Musikmesse 2013.

b3 Fire SL
"Premier Builders Guild's Gene Baker has reprised the b3 Fire SL with a body shape that hearkens back to its earliest incarnationsяi.e., the body line from the top bout continues on in a straight line to the bottom bout. It also has a deeper-set neck tenon, splittable Lollar humbuckers, and a distressed finish option."

Also click here to see our gallery of new amps, effects, and accessories from Musikmesse 2013.

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