EU Sales After October 31st – UPDATED

UPDATE 28/10/19

The EU have agreed to an extension until 31/01/2020 so there will be no need to suspend orders to EU countries and sales will continue as normal.

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End of Year Round-Up

So how was 2019?

Uncertainty over our trade to EU (ongoing!) and the volatile exchange rate has kept us all on our toes! I’ve introduced a few new lines and our aged body runs with SC Relics have continued to be popular so much so I am planning to expand the range a bit. We have thankfully seen the end of CITES restrictions on rosewood and can now ship worldwide again (hint hint).

All in all it has been another great year here at Axecaster Towers, thanks to our customers. I don’t take your business for granted and will continue to strive to give you good service and the products you need to satiate your GAS.

What’s in store for 2020? Hopefully more of the same (and a website refresh)!

Enjoy yourselves this evening and I’ll see you next year!

Happy New Year!

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Website Issue

My website is down at the moment. Tech support will be uploading a backup of all files hopefully pretty soon. Their backups are newer than mine but if it isn’t up this evening I will upload from my most recent backup.

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Merry Christmas!

Right that’s me done until Friday now.

I hope you all find yourselves on the “nice” list and for those on the “naughty” list, I hope it was worth it!

Merry Christmas!


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Christmas 2019 Posting Dates

Office Hours

Due to the way the Bank Holidays fall during Christmas/New Year week I will be answering email/phone as usual up to Tuesday 24th then closed until Thursday January 2nd.

Shipping Cut-Off Dates

Please remember that no service is 100% guaranteed and cut-off time for same day shipping may be earlier than usual depending on order volume. Order as early as possible to avoid delays or disappointment.

I will be shipping as normal until Monday 23rd December, will ship on Friday 27th and Monday 30th then resume normal shipping from Thursday January 2nd.

Royal Mail

Wednesday 18 December 2nd Class and 2nd Class Signed For
Friday 20 December 1st Class and 1st Class Signed For
and Royal Mail Tracked 48*
Saturday 21 December Royal Mail Tracked 24*
Monday 23 December Special Delivery Guaranteed


International Standard & International tracking and signature services
Monday 9 December Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central and
South America, Far and Middle East
Tuesday 10 December Cyprus, Malta
Wednesday 11 December Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic,
Poland and Slovakia)
Thursday 12 December Australia, Greece, New Zealand and
Saturday 14 December Canada, Czech Republic, Finland,
Italy, Poland, Sweden, USA
Monday 16 December Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland,
Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia,
Spain, Switzerland
Wednesday 18 December Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg


UK Last Posting Dates

Service Delivery by Tuesday 24th December

Next Day Services
express24, express24large

Send by Monday 23rd December
Ireland (Republic Of)
Service Last Send by Dates
irelandexpress Thursday 19th December


Western Europe
Service Last Send by Dates
globalpriority Friday 13th December – Monday 16th December


Eastern Europe & rest of the world
Service Last Send by Dates
globalpriority Tuesday 26th November – Monday 16th December


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Bank Holiday Post

Monday is the last Bank Holiday in England, Wales and Northern Ireland before Christmas so the usual holiday dispatch rules apply – orders received up to 1pm Friday will be dispatched as normal and orders received after that will dispatch Tuesday.

In order to receive your orders by Saturday make sure to order today and select an appropriate shipping service. (Royal Mail Tracked 24, while not a guaranteed timed service is in my experience very reliable.)

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4 More Blondes

Another batch of 50s inspired blondes have arrived, once again beautifully aged by SC Relics. As with the last batch they show various levels of ageing but without a case queen or road warrior this time – more light to medium ageing with tan lines, grain sink and checking. Unlike last time they don’t have catchy names – the well of inspiration has run dry! Also included is another Micawber inspired tribute, with relocated humbucker route and wear based on the original.

Click on the pictures below to go to galleries of detail pictures.

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What’s New?

Once again apologies for the lack of updates. I aim to start posting more regularly either here or on instagram/facebook so prepare yourself for reposts and dodgy memes! (just kidding).

A new batch of thinline and double-bound Telecaster bodies are in stock and photos are on the blog bodies page.

In the “better late than never” category I now have hardtail hipshot-style bridges available in nickel* and Hosco radiused bone nut blanks in 7.25″, 9.5″ and 12″ to give a jump start on cutting nuts.

Finally a new batch of bodies is being finished by SC Relics which should be ready in about 6 weeks. Keep an eye on Instagram for progress pictures.

*Ageing tests coming this week.

“Hipshot” is a registered trademark of Hipshot Products, Inc. and Axecaster is not affiliated with Hipshot Products, Inc

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New Batch Of Aged Bodies

A new batch of aged bodies are now available with finishing and ageing work expertly undertaken by Scott at SC Relics as usual.

This batch had a theme – blackguards through the years. We wanted to show various levels of ageing from almost new to 50 years on the road in smokey bars.

We used this picture from the Scotty Broyles Archive of a 52 Tele on stage in 1952 as our reference for the base colour. This gave us our “case queen” starting point. Almost no wear at all and no yellowing, there are a few minor dents that you might expect to accumulate over the years on a well-kept guitar going in and out of the case. The finish is sinking into the grain but is still shiny and there is no checking.

At the other end of the spectrum we have the “road warrior” – lots of yellowing, tan lines, abundant checking, buckle rash, arm wear, edge wear, it’s got the lot.

You can find them all in the New Products section of the site. Make sure you check out the linked galleries with higher quality detailed pictures.

Case Queen Ageing Beauty (my favourite!) Honky Tonk Baby Old Smokey The Road Warrior


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Stock Roundup

For those that missed it I have Allparts roasted maple necks back after a long absence.

Quarter sawn Strat and Tele and “regular” sawn (rift? flat?). I’m not sure why the non-quarter sawn are only available in Tele but it means I can offer them for a decent saving over the quarter sawn version.

I have pics of each neck in the following galleries SMO-CRQ TMO-CRQ TMO-CR

Also back after a long absence are Telecaster Bigsby-fied bridges. Wouldn’t you know, B5s are now rare as rocking horse poo, but if you have a Bigsby or an AliExpress clone one of these will save you the trouble of grinding out the valleys in the back of a plate and the grooved Gotoh In-Tune saddles will help with string alignment.

Finally (for now) I have brushed aluminium Electro-sockets in stock for those needing to shave a few crucial grams off their build.

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