Japanese Tulip Guitar Style Body

Tulip Style Contoured Body made from recycled materials, part loaded. For scale length: 25.5″

This 1970s inspired body was made in the UK in March 2023 from salvaged timber and a piece of 1950s parquet flooring.

The design of the body is based on Japanese Tulip Guitars from the 1960s / 70s which were marketed by Kay Guitars. This full size body is routed in a HSH configuration and is designed to take a modified Stratocaster scratchplate, see photos to view modification. Originally this guitar was fitted with a bridge and clam shell string retainer taken from a Jedson 1970s guitar.

This body has a slightly road worn / relic look to it, with a few dents and bumps. This is a fantastic base for a DIY, 1970s type project. 

The scratchplate, jack plug and pickups are included in the sale.

1970s inspired design.

  • 44mm thick (Approximate)
  • 56.5mm neck pocket (± 0.5 mm Deviation)
  • Weight of loaded body 2.14kg
  • HSH routed
  • Handcrafted
  • Loaded scratch plate
  • Jack socket and boat
  • Fully wired up

Rat Bait Guitars are Made in Devon, UK.