Rat Bait Barnwood Telecaster

Free UK delivery - Handcrafted Rat Bait guitar built in June 2024 from new and reclaimed parts - Full scale.

This Telecaster inspired guitar body is made from salvaged material, pieces scavenged from various places: Wood from a 1970s G Plan display cupboard, Exmoor Spruce and parts of a 1990s flatpack bookcase, all assembled, constructed and shaped by hand in a rat infested shed in North Devon. This barnwood style body is routed to take a standard neck pickup and standard Telecaster bridge pickup. A handmade rustic body that has dents, scratches and is finished in beeswax.

Built as a homage to 1960s / 70s Japanese Woolworths guitars but with modern hardware.

Body made from salvaged materials
Body routed to take a standard Tele neck pickup and standard Telecaster neck pickup
Three way switch
Chrome Neck Pickup - Vintage warm tone (new old stock)
Black scratchplate
Telecaster bridge pickup - vintage tone, old school twangy
22-fret maple neck from a new guitar with new 10mm Machine Heads
Nut Width: 1.656 In. (42 mm)
Scale Length: 25.5″

Rat Bait Guitar bodies are different from others in several ways. They are made from recycled wood gathered from various sources, such as old furniture, fence posts, roof constructions, flooring, and more. These discarded bits of timber are reused and reshaped into guitar bodies that have a unique character and history. The wood upcycled, repurposed, and recycled, which means that it reduces waste and saves resources.