These bodies are made by hand in Canada. They are made from 2 or 3 pieces of swamp ash (due to the swamp ash shortage) and range in weight from 4 lbs -5 lbs. Being made from 2-3 piece boards is actually vintage correct. 1 piece bodies were rare in those days as Leo Fender was trying to keep costs down to pass on to his customers. Swamp ash was in abundance in those days and was relatively cheap. The grain patterns range from very wide to almost linear giving them so much character.They all have their own beautiful grain pattern and should be grain filled with natural filler before the finishing process. Drilled for a Vintage bridge, routed for vintage pickups, standard neck pocket, standard output jack.
Body can be purchased alone by request only.
Finishing Kit Options
Aerosol package or Standard 8oz tin package.
Both packages include all the nitrocellulose required for a full refinish in the colour of your choice.
Option#1 - Custom Colour
Kit includes: Sealer, Primer ,Colour of your choice, Three Clear Coats.
Option #2 - Translucent (Blond, Butterscotch Blond, etc)
Kit includes: Sealer, Colour of your choice, 3 Clear Coats
Option #3 - Sunburst
Kit includes: Sealer, Yellow Toner, Dark Salem Toner, 3 Clear Coats
*In the "Notes" section at checkout, please include your package choice (aerosol or 8oz tin) and your choice of colour*