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Shaped Bodies for Tele

Shaped Bodies for Tele

Shaped Bodies for Tele Swamp Ash

Swamp Ash

Item # 11420
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Shaped Bodies for Tele Clear Pine

Clear Pine

Item # 11421
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Shaped Bodies for Tele Alder


Item # 11422
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Shaped Bodies for Tele

About This Item

The most consistent, top-quality Tele® replacement body on the market today. After years of feedback from builders, we've improved our bodies to include the best of vintage style with several important features customers have asked for.

This body shape is timeless and a great place to begin your dream guitar. We've made our bodies ready to go, with classic, high-quality woods to get you building and playing in no time.

Make your signature guitar
Whether this is your first Tele or your 100th, you won't need complicated tools or jigs to make a guitar you're proud of on your first try. These bodies let you build your guitar your way—they're easy to customize. We've got all the simple tools and onstaff experts to have you building this guitar right away.

And—there's no logo anywhere on the body or cavities. Whether you're building one guitar or ten, it should be your name on it, not ours. Shave hours off your next project by starting with this high quality, ready to use body.

Regardless if you want a vintage or modern feel, these bodies are just what you're looking for. While it looks and plays perfectly as is, we've left you options so you can add a belly or arm carve if that's what you want.

We've pre-routed these bodies for the classic single coil pickups, but if you're looking for something different it's easy to modify it for any pickups you want. We have routing templates for a variety of pickups to help you find just the tone you're looking for.

You can use the hardware you love too. All holes for a string-thru-body bridge are fully drilled and routed. They are drilled for the traditional 2-1/8" (53.97mm) string spread, the most common for Tele. We have a number of bridges that will drop right in. If you want a different bridge, it's easy to change.

    The specs you need
  • Top quality Swamp Ash, Clear Pine, or Alder body wood
  • Pre-routed for two Tele-style single coils
  • Drilled and routed for output jack and control cavity
  • Through body string & ferrule holes pre-drilled, string spread 2-1/8" (53.97mm)
  • Neck pocket cleanly routed with mounting holes started
  • Neck pocket dimensions: 3" long x 2-3/16" wide x 5/8" deep (76.20mm x 55.56mm x 15.88mm)
  • All wiring channels routed
  • Body thickness: 1-3/4" thick (44.45mm)
  • No logo on the body—it's your build!
  • Ready to final shape, sand, and finish

Great for your next project. We've made it easy from start to finish.
Need a neck too? We've got you covered. We have ready to go, licensed, finished necks that'll drop right into these bodies with just a few minutes of fine tuning the neck pocket. You'll love how fast you'll be playing your new guitar with these custom parts.

Start your guitar without limitations!

Choice woods for your build:
Swamp Ash: We've hand selected the highest quality, lightweight, and toneful Southern Swamp Ash for our bodies. Our Swamp Ash bodies have the striking grain patterns that makes vintage Fenders look so stunning. Bodies are three piece, grain matched. Average weight: 4.50 pounds (2.0 kg)

Clear Pine: Because of its light weight and great tone, pine is becoming a favorite wood of Telecaster builders everywhere. Our pine is top quality Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus) from the Great Lakes Region. These bodies are two piece, joined on center. Average weight: Clear Pine: 3.50 pounds (1.6 kg)

Alder: Fender's main wood from the 1960s, Alder is a big part of what we know as the vintage Fullerton sound. Alder has handsome subdued grain like the best originals. These bodies are two piece, joined on center. Average weight: 4.74 pounds (2.1 kg)

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Great body!


Verified Buyer

Neck pocket is crisp and tight, pick-up pockets are placed perfectly and the wood grain is good enough to allow to show thru should you desire. I will purchase from Stew Mac again!


golden age swamp ash


Verified Buyer

Great body and grain. Made a belly cut on this one, and stained it with tints, and put colortone shellack on top.


Good quality..ok price


Verified Buyer

This is a beautiful piece of wood, with very clean and perfect sized routes, however I have since found very similar telecaster bodies for a significantly lower price.


golden age swamp ash telecaster body


See for yourself.


top quality


Verified Buyer

After the assembly, the quality and processing shows itself in the playability. The instrument is perfect.
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