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3 Colour Sunburst Telecaster Style Body

3 Colour Sunburst Telecaster Style Body


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Telecaster Compatible Body

Our Telecaster Compatible Body gives you the classic Telecaster shape and configuration, delivering a guitar tone that’s been heard on countless hit records. The legendary sound of the Tele is much sought after by guitarists, and our replacement Telecaster bodies are perfectly routed to accept your pickups of choice.

We’ve produced faithful replicas of this iconic body shape, with the same dimensions and pickup routing as the original, thus ensuring our bodies are compatible with genuine Fender hardware and necks, including MIA, MIM, MIJ, and many Squier models

Alder Guitar Body
Alder has many sonic advantages thanks to its closed-pore design which delivers a resonant and balanced tone. Often referred to as ‘full bodied’ it has a great sound across the entire spectrum range, delivering excellent sustain and attack. It’s balanced tonal nature and easy to use construction is all what it makes it one of the most popular woods for guitar bodies.

Neck Pocket
All of our guitar bodies are designed with complete compatibility in mind, so our neck pockets are perfectly sized to fit the vast majority of guitar necks. The neck pocket offers a snug fit with pre-drilled holes for easy installation, making them perfect for matching with genuine Fender necks, or other aftermarket guitar necks.

We also rout all of our guitar bodies for all your electronics, with pickups, control cavities, and some hardware mounts already pre-drilled so you can get up and running quicker. Depending on the model we may not necessarily drill tremolo or bridge mounting holes, and this is because there is so much variety between different bridge types that we would end up limiting what you can install.

Poly Finish
All of our guitar bodies carry Polyurethane finishes, which is the most popular material for finishing modern guitar bodies. There are a variety of reasons for the switch from Nitrocellulose to Polyurethane but, one of the main factors is that Poly requires far less coats to finish the guitar resulting in a quicker overall build process. It’s also far more durable than Nitrocellulose and will stay shiny for longer, being incredibly resistant to scratches and dings as anyone who's ever tried to sand it can attest to.

We've been making bodies and necks for many years now, and we have achieved a reputation among builders and luthiers for producing wood products of the highest quality. Our Telecaster Compatible Body is the perfect guitar body for your next build project.

All our Tele bodies are built to Vintage spec to accommodate the vintage "Ash-Tray" Bridge. Click here to view
(modern bridges require string-thru holes in different positions and so will not fit this body)

String-thru holes made to accommodate "vintage knurled edge ferrules". Click here to view

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  • Material: Alder

    Body Thickness: 46mm (1 13/16")

    Neck Pocket Width: 55.5mm (2 3/16")

    Neck Pocket Depth: 17mm (43/74")

    Control Cavity Depth: 38.5mm (1 33/64")

  • Pickup Cavity Depth: 17mm (43/64")

    Finish: Polyurethane

    String Spacing: 10.8mm (54mm E to E)

    Other Info: Strap button holes pre-drilled

    Weight: 2.4kg (5lb 3oz)

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Nigel Scott
3 Colour Sunburst Telecaster Style Body

Excellent telecaster body, well finished and correct specs for a tele, which made making my partscaster straight forward, without any modification to the body. Have bought previously would highly recommend to other guitar builders.


This is a beautifully crafted Telecaster body. The neck pocket is an exact fit. No side-play in the neck whatsoever. Body routings impeccable. The body joints so well executed they are difficult to see with the naked eye and the final unmarked finish is excellent. Superb work. Thank you Northwest. Great service as always.