Barnwood - 1970's Handmade Guitar - UK

Hardtail – 1970s inspired design. 

£60.00 Free UK postage and packing.
This 1970s inspired body is fully loaded and was made in the UK from parts of a damaged Stratocaster, a barn door (even a couple of nails still left in) and salvaged roofing timber. This body has a slightly road worn look to it, with a few dents or bumps. Finished with a transparent oil finish. This is a fantastic base for a DIY, 1970s relic type project and comes complete with a Rat Bait neck plate. 
This body takes a standard Stratocaster Scratchplate. There is a scratchplate fitted free with this item, fully functional but, depending on your preference, you might want to fit a HSS on instead.
  • HSH
  • 42.5mm thick (± 0.5 mm Deviation)
  • 56mm neck pocket (± 0.5 mm Deviation)
  • Neck pocket depth 18.5mm (± 0.5 mm Deviation)
  • Loaded weight of body 2.01kg
  • Rat Bait neckplate
  • Free scratchplate and pickups
  • Fully loaded and tested

Rat Bait Guitars Made in Devon.

The guitars we sell are made using a combination of new and reclaimed parts. Our guitars are never perfect, but they are great value - each guitar is a custom-built instrument. The guitar salvaged parts we sell are all tested to make sure they are fit for purpose.

We have a selection of new and used guitar bodies in stock, prices starting from £25.00 upwards. We have Telecaster and Stratocaster type bodies, some already painted and some in raw wood.

Occasionally we have 1960s / 1970s Japanese bodies in store, for example: a 1960s Teisco ET-200 Tulip Guitar Body.

The bodies we make are made from recycled wood gathered from various sources - old furniture, fence posts, salvaged timber from roof constructions, flooring etc. All constructed and shaped in our rat-infested shed in North Devon.

Reused and reshaped, these discarded bits of timber gems have been given a new life. The timber we use is upcycled, repurposed and recycled. Each guitar we make is custom built, each one is unique and one of a kind.

We use parts from the 1970s right up to the 2020s, mixed together to give the experience of 'heritage', our aim is to produce guitars that are very playable and sound better than the average homogenised guitars that are out there.

They won't be shiny and shimmering - they will look rugged, with a few battle scars but they will compliment any serious guitar collection.