Tele Style Black Limba 003
Hand made in the USA by Icarus Custom Shop exclusively for Thompson Guitar & Thrift. This listing is for the exact guitar body that is pictured and represented.
Stunning, exciting and totally unique. This guitar body is made entirely out of two book-matched pieces of black limba. Exceptional darker black figuring on the front, back and sides make it look striking from every angle. Pictured both with and without naphtha applied to show full range of colors. *Note that there is a very lite surface scratch directly below the bridge area on this body. This scratch will disappear when you do your finishing sanding.
- Routed for a traditional tele pickup setup
- Neck pocket fits a traditional tele neck:
- 2-3/16" (56mm) wide
- 3" (76mm) long
- 5/8" (16mm) deep
- Bridge holes pre-drilled
- String-thru holes drilled
- Neck screw holes drilled
- Weight: 5.1lbs
Black Limba hails from tropical western Africa, and has a grain that is generally straight and coarse in texture. This wood takes glue and finishes very well, but can be easily scratched while unfinished. Surface scratches are generally easily sanded out. This wood is the same as korina, but more dynamic and highly figured.
This body is unfinished and will require final sanding and finishing.