This XGP Tele body is cut from hand selected dry, clear, premium solid White Poplar. We rout each body to exact 1961 Telecaster body specs... using MY OWN 1961 Tele Custom as the template. This is a level of quality that YOU HAVE NOT SEEN at anything near this price. This body is cut for two humbuckers, so you must use a traditional Strat hardtail bridge like our C01 or C04. The WIlkinson Tele bridge won't work due to the size of the bridge pickup. The neck pocket is routed to a vintage correct 2 3/16" width, and fits our necks and most real Fender Brand necks perfectly. Take a good look- the thin, hard vintage finish, the perfect contours. We think this body compares VERY favorably to bodies sold in the $200-$400 range. BUY DIRECT and save!