Kay ET200 Shape - Electric Guitar - Handmade in UK - Recycled - Retro Style

 This Rat Bait guitar was built in 2024 from new and reclaimed parts.

Telecater Style Guitar – Handmade in UK – Recycled – Retro Style

This Kay ET200 inspired guitar body is made from salvaged materials, scavenged from various sources including, an old defunct 1940s sideboard, Ikea (beech) desk, an abused guitar and a storm damaged greenhouse, all assembled, constructed and shaped by hand in a rat infested shed in North Devon. The body has light blue and other colours of paint on it and the whole body has been given a waxed finish. This guitar is vintage inspired but has (modern) reliability which was lacking in 1960s and 1970s Japanese entry level guitars. It also has the benefit of having a full scale neck with 10 mm machine heads. Ideal if you are looking for something a little different.


  • Body made from salvaged materials
  • Three way switch and Telecaster type control panel
  • Wired to give neck and 2x humbucker sounds
  • Single coil neck pickup, with protective plastic film still on
  • Split humbucker pickup, with protective plastic film still on
  • 22-fret maple neck, with rosewood type fretboard (removed from a new guitar)
    New 10mm Machine Heads
    Nut Width: 1.656 In. (42 mm)
    Scale Length: 25.5″



Reused and reshaped, these discarded bits of timber gems have been given a new life. This timber has been upcycled, repurposed and recycled.

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.

Each guitar we make is custom built, each one is unique and one of a kind.