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Stratocaster Compatible Body SSS - Arctic White

Stratocaster Compatible Body SSS - Arctic White


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Strat Compatible Body SSS - 2 Colour Sunburst

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

Alder Guitar Body

The majority of our guitar bodies are made from 2-piece American Alder, as 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. Its balanced tonal nature and easy-to-use construction are what make 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 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: N/A

    Other Info: Strap button holes pre-drilled

    Weight: 2.4kg (5lb 3oz)

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Gary Lawton
Great customer service - buy with confidence.

I bought a strat body which turned out to have a problem. Northwest guitars very quickly arranged a perfect replacement and collection of the old one.
Great product and excellent customer service.

Edward Martin
Arctic white sss Strat Body

very nice, one small problem though. No Hole Drilled for the Spring claw Ground wirt to go through, apart from that No Complaints,

Ramiro B
Will order again

I received exactly what I ordered: the body is perfect and the fender neck fits like a glove. I'm very happy with the product. I definitely gonna order again despite my wife saying I have enough guitars, god knows I need a few more. Great job guys

Paul Bowen
Marc Bolan strat build replica

My third strat body purchase from the guys at NWG and always great quality bodies and friendly service. However the neck pocket on this one is about 1mm to narrow, so I’ve had to file it until my fender neck fitted. Also the strap button holes were not drilled on this one. That a side, it won’t stop me ordering again, probably just ask them to check the neck pocket next time.