Baker SL59

A new boutique model aimed at copping the sound and vibe of guitars build during the '50s.

Adding to the company's well-established line of custom instruments, b3 Guitars has unveiled the addition of the new SL59 to their model lineup.


What began as their set neck SL Deluxe has become the ultimate in late 50's styled guitars. Hand crafted from only the finest materials and incorporating vintage correct appointments, the SL59 is the definition of "Burst Killer".

Features:

  • Authentic old growth Eastern maple top
  • Old growth 1 piece mahogany body
  • Brazilian rosewood fretboard
  • Holly headstock veneer
  • Deep set neck tenon
  • 17° headstock angle
  • Tortoise side dots
  • TonePros AVR-II bridge, aluminum tailpiece, and large steel anchors
  • Bumble Bee capacitors
  • b3 PAF pickups
  • Silk screen logo
The b3 SL59 is fully customizable with an expansive list of bespoke options at a beginning price of $6400.
For more information:
B3 Guitars


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