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Steel Skins

These are full size body shapes cut from .9mm steel They are modified versions of classic shapes. Designed for a builder or enthusiast who wants a one of a kind guitar with control over, weight, wood type, electronics but an good base guide. By hollowing out cavities/sound holes in in the body you build, you will get a loud resonant guitar when playing unplugged and full bright tones with sustain when plugged in. Introductory prices include taxes and shipping to USA and canada only. If you are elsewhere, send an email first as there are different laws regarding the steel shipping.    DO NOT BUY THESE TO GO OVER YOUR EXISTING GUITAR! THEY WILL NOT MATCH!

steel guitar top

Rust E Junior #1

This is your template, routing guide and guitar top!
This is a full size shape of a single cut Les Paul Junior. It has all the correct holes for a wraparound bridge, humbucking pickup and
neck pocket. HiGloss finish really pulls out the orange and black hues.
Here are the specs:
>24.75″ scale
>57mm wide neck pocket 73mm long
>12mm bridge post holes
>11mm vol /tone
>Humbucking Pickup is 72.5mmx40mm
>4mm pickup holes
>3.5mm outside holes
>Total weight is 910 grams
. Using the right amount of sound holes in the body you build, you can still get a complete body with electronics and bridge under 5 lbs, plus have a loud resonance when playing unplugged.
Regular $349. Includes shipping to US and Canada




lpjr double cut top

Rust D Junior #1

This is your template, routing guide and guitar top!
This is a full size shape of a double cut les Paul Junior. It has all the correct holes for a wraparound bridge, P90/Dog ear pickup. Nice green and rust tones under a satin finish.
Here are the specs:
>24.75″ scale
>12mm bridge post holes
>11mm vol /tone
>Pickup 89mmx38mm
>3mm pickup holes
>3.5mm outside holes
>Total weight is 850 grams.
Using the right amount of sound holes in the body you build, you can still get a complete body with electronics and bridge under 5 lbs, plus have a loud resonance when playing unplugged. Regular $349. Includes shipping to US and Canada.




tele top steel

Steel Skin Tele #1

This full size classic tele shape is your template, routing guide and top for the body all in one!.bridge, pickups and vol/switches are all drilled and ready to install. You will only have to drill your bridge holes
This sanded steel that has lots of grooves and marks. The “smoke burst” is from blackening the metal around the edge. Finished in a nice matte clearcoat.
Here are the specs:

  • 25.5″ scale
  • 3mm neck pickup holes
  • 3.5mm outside holes-countersunk
  • 3mm and 2mm bridge holes
  • bridge pickup 49mmx75mm
  • 10mm vol/tone
  • 56×66 mm neck pocket
  • Weighs 950 grams.

    With the right amount of sound chambers in the body you build you can still get a body with electronics around 5lbs or less
    Regular price $369. Includes shipping to US and Canada. For other countries please ask for a shippingquote before ordering



exploer guitar top

James HET-STEEL #1

Based on the classic Explorer design, this full size shape has amazing patterns of dark, light scratches, rust all under a satin coat. This is your all in one template, routing guide and top for your build.
Set for a classic tuneomatic bridge, humbuckers and Vol, toggle, tone together.
Build a metal beast!
Here are the specs:
>24.75″ scale
>57mm wide neck pocket 43mm long
>4mm bridge holes
>12mm bridge post holes
>10mm vol 12.8mm toggle
>Pickups 72.5mmx40mm
>4mm pickup holes
>3.5mm outside holes
>Weighs 1.05 kg
Depending on the amount of sound hole you make in your body you can still get a complete body with electronics and bridge around 6lbs and have a louder tone when playing acoustically.
Regular $369. Includes shipping to US and Canada.