b3 Guitars Introduces the Telstar

Created by master-builder Gene Baker, these guitars offer Lollar-style pickups and MannMade custom hybrid tremolo.

b3 Guitars has unveiled the addition of the new Telstar to their model lineup. The Telstar celebrates a 25 year design team relationship between Gene Baker and Matte Henderson. A marriage of two timeless models with an upgraded feature set, the Telstar was designed to offer a vintage inspired instrument with modern abilities.


  • Lollar S & T Style Pickups
  • Volume, Tone, and 10-Way Switch
  • MannMade Custom Hybrid Tremolo
  • 4-Bolt Contoured Neck Pocket
  • Double Graphite Reinforced Bolt On Neck
  • Dual Action Truss Rod
  • 25 ½” Scale
  • 22 Stainless Steel Frets

The b3 Telstar has a beginning price of $5,200 USD and can be purchased exclusively from The Music Emporium in Lexington, MA or directly online at https://themusicemporium.com/collections/b3-guitars.

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