This XGP Deluxe Tele body is cut from solid Alder, same as they used on vintage guitars. The real deal wood! These match the real 1960s-1970s "Tele Custom" style body setup exactly, but these accommodate a TELE style neck heel, not Strat. Correct vintage thickness- a touch over 1 3/4", and cut to accommodate bridge and neck humbuckers up to and including the oversized Fender "Wide-Range" pickups or our own GFS Wide-Tone pickups. We sell pickguards to accommodate the vintage pickup AND pickguards to accommodate normal humbuckers! The body is predrilled- with six top holes that line up perfectly with all vintage-correct tele bridges, and 6 rear ferrules holes that fit perfectly with our vintage spec 9mm ferrules with a 10mm shoulder, Item # K13, K14, and K15. 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- this guitar will take all of our "Vintage" style telecaster bridges. We think this body compares VERY favorably to bodies sold in the $200-$400 range. BUY DIRECT and save!