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b3 Guitars claims its new SL59 double-cut is “the definition of a ‘Burst killer’”

b3 Guitars SL59
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Following the arrival of its double-cut SL-K and headless UltraModern electric guitars in late 2020, b3 Guitars has unveiled its latest model, the SL59 – which it touts as “the definition of a ‘Burst killer’”.

Designed by Masterbuilder Gene Baker, the new model is available in either Faded Cherry or Dirty Lemon, and features a mahogany body with an Eastern maple top, Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and a Holly headstock Veneer.

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b3 Guitars SL59

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b3 Guitars SL59

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b3 Guitars SL59

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b3 Guitars SL59

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The Sl59's electronics include a pair of b3-designed PAF humbucker pickups and Bumble Bee capacitors, controlled via two volume and two tone knobs.

Other features include a deep-set neck tenon, a 17-degree headstock angle, a TonePros AVR-II bridge with an aluminum tailpiece, Les Paul-style inlays and tortoise side dots.

The SL59 has several customization options, and starts at $6,400. For more information, head over to b3 Guitars.

Sam Roche

Sam is a Staff Writer at Guitar World, also creating content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.