Alternative thread title: How to turn a two-piece body into a four-piece body This is something I've wanted to try for many years: resaw a tele body down the middle, hollow it out, and glue it back together. I've built hollow and chambered guitars in the past, but they were all built in stages, with chambering done before gluing up the 'sandwich'. This approach today was a little different because I was starting with a reasonably completed Tele body. I've had a pine body hanging in my shop for several years collecting dust, so I decided to make it dustier. It's yellow pine, about three pounds, made from a two-piece glued-up slab. All the machining was done (routs, drilled holes, and perimeter round-overs). I used a template from a '53 Telecaster for it. I have no band saw, so it was get out the ripsaw, clamp on some sticks to serve as saw guides, and have at it. I didn't go down the center because I wanted to leave plenty of meat in the top surface of the neck pocket. There are two 1x2s on each side of the body, held in place by clamps. The gap in the boards is 3/32" to accommodate the blade and kerf of the saw which is 1/16". As I cut through the wood I had to move the clamps around to prevent sawing through them. You can see how many years this body's been hanging in the shop by how nicely darkened with age it is. It was easy going because the pine is fairly soft, but the grain still had a tendency to deflect the cut so a few times I had to switch sides that I cut from to help keep the saw tracking straight. It worked pretty well. You can see the saw marks in the wood, as well as the shadow where the bridge pickup rout is...because the wood is paper-thin there. Next step...get out the router and hog out some wood. More to follow.