That's a big improvement! The original body is just too long. You have made the proportions much more pleasing to the eye. Nice work.
I was wondering if this project was done, nice work.
I agree with Telenator.
What I was gonna ask was, How does it hang or balance ?
What are you thinking on finish ?
Hmm, if you are going to cut it about, a thought, that whilst the sloped bottom of the jag/jazzmaster looks cool, I find that if you play seated with it between your knees (as I do) it has a nasty habit of of trying to deposit itself on the floor. I've thought that If I were to make another, I would fashion a recurve into the lower bout. I find an ergonomical guitar much more fun to play than one that wants a wrestling bout.
Hi Boris, It looks to me like you will only reduce the weight about 7% at best.
The T master is about 189 sq. inches in area and a quick sketch of a modified version looks to be about 177 sq. in. more or less.
A Strat is about 165 ,a Tele about 163 ,if that is helpful.
I hope that will help in your decision process.
If you only want to reduce the size for artistic reasons ,I say have fun and enjoy your new guitar.
On the other hand ,the larger body gives more room for stickers and decals
it's a pinch under your arm kinda geetar, innit?
the control plate route is the limiting factor here, or you could pretty much do any shape you like within the bounds of the outline. Unfortunately, tightening the lower waist for proportion is out, unless you care to plug as shown in the JWells thread.
here's a marauderish end...
surface area 186.325368 to 168.397702
if nothing else, you can print it out and pencil in your own lines
The body looks nice but I agree with newtwanger that the p/g needs to be bigger.
I think your final body contour looks very cool - way more pleasing than the original.
Here's a couple more images. It is a smaller hipped, more symmetrical form at this stage:
If I were to revise further, I think I'd bring in her waistline on the left side.
The other issue is, as you slim down her bottom and get her into a smaller and smaller jeans' size, then any dumpiness in the upper half of the body is further emphasized.
We tend to forget just exactly how damned perfect the Tele and the Strat are in many ways.