Rat Infested - Rat Bait

Rat Bait Guitars have updated the front of their website - the shop site remains the same.

Rat Bait Guitars Made in Devon.

The guitars we sell are made using a combination of new and reclaimed parts. Our guitars are never perfect, but they are great value - each guitar is a custom-built instrument. The guitar salvaged parts we sell are all tested to make sure they are fit for purpose.

We have a selection of new and used guitar bodies in stock, prices starting from £25.00 upwards. We have Telecaster and Stratocaster type bodies, some already painted and some in raw wood.

Occasionally we have 1960s / 1970s Japanese bodies in store, for example: a 1960s Teisco ET-200 Tulip Guitar Body.


The picture of our decrepit shed door is shameful - there is a fine line between cool and knackered sadly I think it is (literally) leaning towards the later.

The bodies we make are made from recycled wood gathered from various sources - old furniture, fence posts, salvaged timber from roof constructions, flooring etc. All constructed and shaped in our rat-infested shed in North Devon.

Reused and reshaped, these discarded bits of timber gems have been given a new life. The timber we use is upcycled, repurposed and recycled. Each guitar we make is custom built, each one is unique and one of a kind.


We use parts from the 1970s right up to the 2020s, mixed together to give the experience of 'heritage', our aim is to produce guitars that are very playable and sound better than the average homogenised guitars that are out there.

They won't be shiny and shimmering - they will look rugged, with a few battle scars but they will compliment any serious guitar collection.

We carry a small amount of stock which changes constantly – contact us if you are looking for a part or want a custom build.

  • All items are posted using Royal Mail.
  • Orders dispatched within two working days.
  • We accept reasonable return requests.

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