Adding to the company’s well-established line of custom instruments, b3 Guitars has teamed up with Okada International Inc, their partners of over 20 years, to unveil the addition of the new SL-K to their model lineup.

This fruitful collaboration between Gene Baker and master builder Yoshiyuki Kikuchi is available in ten premium finishes and includes a custom fit hardshell case.  This Japanese hand-crafted version of their SL is built with the exact same specs, tooling, and commitment to excellence that they employ every day in their US custom shop.


The b3 SL-K features include:

  • Maple Top
  • Mahogany Body/Neck
  • Pau Ferro Fretboard
  • Ebony Headstock Overlay
  • Jescar 6105 Frets
  • b3 Original Design Humbucking Pickups
  • 2 Volume, 2 Tone, 3-Way Toggle Switch, 2 Push/Pull Coil Taps
  • Gotoh Nickel Hardware
  • Light Urethane Finish
The SL-K carries an MSRP price of $2995 and can be purchased directly online at
Every b3 guitar is a result of the fruitful collaboration between Gene Baker, Michael Rinkenberger, and the player.  A former master builder at both the Fender and Gibson Custom Shops and world-renowned luthier, Gene is creating some of the finest handmade instruments on the planet.  Crafted in their new state of the art shop in California, b3 instruments embody vintage quality and modern guitar building techniques with a master luthier’s expertise and attention to detail.

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