Area51customs was opened in 2010. During the 2010-14 time period we made hundreds of different replacement guitar bodies prior
to having an internet presence or any form of advertising. We then set the first site up and offered bodies to the general public.

The compnay was started after a meeting in 2009 at a guitar show with Alan Lee from Out Of This
(Below painted by Alan, Bodies made by Us)
swirl painted strat guitar like ibanez jem steve vaiuv body
S-S-S rear route U.S Strat style body. Old school Universe style 65mm neck pocket circa 91 body in Sapele with jem claw.

Alan needed guitar bodies to paint so after visiting his unit and seeing the bodies he had been using I said I could make them
for him and to a higher standard and that's where it all began.

We have also sent bodies out to
Rocking all over the
The General Public
and soon to be others.

Sep 2018 was our site relaunch Area51customs v2.0.
Coming soon:
MORE body options,
Loads of necks and neck options..... please pop back often for the latest NEWS.

All wooden products manufactured at Area51customs were made by hand from templates on a industrial overhead router.

(Apart from Jem Style lions claws which have to be CNC'd, these are cut for us by a local engineering firm on their
huge industrial CNC's) look no steps!

At Area 51 we like our music created and nurtured by human hands and minds sung or Screamed by human voices driven by Human arranged complex rhythm played from the hearts of humans with all the passion love and ever other complex emotion from Love to Hate NOT made by or using CNC's OR computers.
So all the items for sale here will have been made in the good old fashioned way, by hand.

Our Aim is to be offering things you can't get anywhere else , and also be the go to company when your looking for top quality.
Ibanez UV replacement bodyibanez replacement UV bodies
LEFT: 2 Piece Basswood Ibanez UV replacement body with Prototype handle that never made it to production, the same style as Steve Vai's guitar featured on the cover of Passion and Warfare beautifully painted by Daren Johanson of A.T.D (About Time Designs).
RIGHT: White Limba/African Mahogany/White Limba.