KUSTOM 5 + PEWTER

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  • $319.00
  • Regular price $799.00


  • Model: Bossman + Pewter hardware 
  • Series: Limited Edition HLK Kustom Series 3
  • Satin matte black finish: body, neck, headstock
  • Custom pewter hardware: switch, rings, knobs, truss cover
  • Solid body
  • Mahogany body and neck
  • Carved top
  • Set neck
  • Rosewood fretboard with HLK signature custom inlays
  • Bone nut
  • Scale: 24.75” (629mm)
  • Width at nut: 1.65” (42mm)
  • Body Thickness: 1.875” (47.6mm)
  • Fretboard Radius: 13"
  • Neck Shape: Modern “C”
  • 22 medium-jumbo frets
  • Binding
  • Wilkinson die cast tuners, tune-o-matic bridge, stop tailpiece
  • Two way adjustable truss rod
  • Electronic controls consist of 2 volume - 2 tone - 3-way toggle switch
  • HLK Pro high output ceramic humbuckers. Neck: Moderate / Bridge: Hot
  • Ernie Ball 10–46’s (Custom Gauge Nickel Wound Guitar Strings #2221)
  • Includes complete pro set up by our techs
  • Immaculately dressed and hand polished frets
  • Tour ready

Consumer feedback on the Bossman:

Multi Platinum & Grammy winning Recording Engineer Barry Rudolph along with professional guitar player Oliver Leiber reviewed the Bossman for Music Connection Magazine. After Oliver played it, Barry asked him to guess how much the Bossman sells for, Oliver replied "It’s got to be somewhere just under $1,000." 


“HLK’s are as good or better than a lot of big name high priced guitars. Anyone that has seen me play knows I thrash the hell out of my gear. HLK’s can take a beating night after night. Don’t let the price tag fool you these are bad ass quality guitars. Great company to work with too.” MIKE RIGGS - Scum Of The Earth / Rob Zombie (formerly)

"I got my Bossman 3 days ago and I haven’t been able to put it down. If you’re trying to decide on buying this product I can honestly tell you it’s worth every nickel. I’ve been playing for over 30 years and I have owned and played pretty much everything out there and this guitar is better than a lot of others that I paid much, much more for. Obviously buying anything online sight unseen is risky but these guitars are as well crafted, play and sound as good, or better than any overpriced item in the stores. I’ll definitely be buying another one soon, seeing as they’re affordable and all. Thank you HLK guys!!!" SCOTT MCHUGH

“Got my Bossman and Southern Belle a few weeks ago, and I haven’t put them down. Now I own a total of 19 guitars and basses and these two beasts stand up next to every one of them. Being a hardcore Gibson and Fender guy for all these years, I have to say the quality and attention to detail that HardLuck Kings puts into their instruments is at the top of the game. The matte finishes are beautiful, the necks are just right, the frets are probably the best I’ve ever seen or felt on any guitar I’ve ever played. Hot pickups on the Bossman that clean up nice when you roll the volume back. The Southern Belle has the twang and bite you would expect from a guitar that costs three times as much. I’m proud to say I’m an official 2 time Rat Bastard now. Can’t wait to get these out on a stage. Used both in the studio just last week also.” MYKE SHUBERG