XGP- eXcellence in Guitar Parts.
This is our best.
The best woods, The best woodworking, the best finish.
You've been BEGGING us for these for a while- here they are.
Correct vintage HARDTAIL Strat- Cut from hand selected clear white poplar... dense and toneful with MAJOR sustain. We rout each body to exact 1963 Stratocaster body specs... using MY OWN 1963 Daphne Blue Strat as the template. Each body is hand-sanded, hand painted, hand polished to a perfect finish. This is a level of quality that YOU HAVE NOT SEEN at anything near this price. On these we have cut 6 string through holes. The spacing EXACTLY MATCHES the C01 Vintage Hardtail bridge we sell- so if you order the body, one of our pickguards (Or a Fender licensed guard) and the C01 or it's Gold or Black derivative- it's a PERFECT fit.
You can also use the Wilkinson cutaway tele bridge, but you WILL need to modify the pickguard to fit.
We use the standard single-single-single routing with period correct extra wire rout and exact vintage cavity rout. 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- the USA spec string spacing. We're so fastidious about quality that we rout the bodies, prime them, sand them, paint them, wet sand them, polish them and THEN ROUT THEM AGAIN to create the pristine, perfect cavity you see here. There are cheaper ways to make a body, but none better.
We think this body compares VERY favorably to bodies sold in the $200-$400 range. BUY DIRECT and save!