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Stratocaster Compatible Body Hardtail - Unfinished

Stratocaster Compatible Body Hardtail - Unfinished


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Strat Compatible Body Hardtail - Unfinished

This Strat Compatible Body Hardtail is Unfinished, allowing you to apply your dream guitar colour. The classic SSS configuration is much loved by Strat fans for it's versatile pickup options, and the Hardtail bridge design allows for supreme stability.

Alder Guitar Body

The majority of our guitar bodies are made from 2-piece American Alder, as predominantly used by the big F. It’s classed as a light to medium weight wood, and grows in the northern hemisphere of the world in various genera, including red alder, black alder, and European Alder. Preferred by a lot of guitar manufacturers thanks to its ease of use, you’ll find Alder glues easily and takes finishes very well thanks to its light colour and close grain making it great for solid finishes.

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 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.

Unfinished Body

Our alder guitar bodies are more than just pieces of wood; they're resonant masterpieces. Known for their balanced and vibrant tonal qualities, alder wood has long been the choice for many legendary guitars. When you pick up one of our alder bodies, you're not just getting a material, but an echo of musical history. Its natural resonance ensures that each strum and pluck carries with it a depth and clarity, laying the perfect foundation for any musical project.

Whether you're an enthusiast taking your first steps into guitar crafting or a seasoned luthier looking for the perfect canvas, our guitar bodies promise a blend of aesthetic allure and unmatched performance.

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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)

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