Build your own Cuckoocaster

Free them from their Stratocaster shell!

"There is a Cuckoocaster in every Stratocaster", I told myself at a time I wanted to play my beloved Stagg Strat Copy live -- but really, really never liked the Strat shape... So I cut off what I didn't need... Or thought I didn't.

Below you can download various stencils to cut your personal Stratocaster copy into pieces and turn it into your personal, unique and beloved Cuckoocaster.

Freshly hatched

2007: The two existing Cuckoocasters spotted in the studio of ausland-berlin

The world's first Cuckoocasters side by side in the studio of ausland in Berlin, recording for the next album of ACO. Both equipped with single coils, the yellow one with the cheap hardware of the China-import, the beige one with two P-90 copies from the 80s.

Cuckoocaster Stencils

Start jigging that jigsaw, here you can download PDFs from existing designs or make your own.

Below the image gallery you'll find the download links. The PDFs have the actual size of a Strat body, allowing you to print them on multiple pages and transfer the outline to your guitar. However, you can also shrink the PDF to fit onto a single page when printing the file.

Download Stencils

Download the PDF of your new guitar. Actual size, if you print it on multiple pages.


The 'One' is the first one amongst the Cuckoocasters

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Billo Bo

Gretsch's 'Billy-Bo' uncompromisingly squeezed into a Strat.

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A headless statement, Ibanez' Itchika Q, cuckoocastered.

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Genuine Cuckoocaster design, inspired by 'Billy-Bo' and Jolana's 'Iris'.

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Looks like a plec on Star Trek. A bit like the bubble, without the leg rest.

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A simple thought, but a statement nevertheless.

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VOX 'Phantom' is Cuckoocaster's 'Fantom'.

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Guild's 'T-Bird' is Cuckoocaster's 'C-Bird'.

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Pickguard conversion

When changing the wooden body and keeping the pickguard.

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