Body design

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Bassic83, Dec 1, 2004.

  1. Bassic83


    Jul 26, 2004
    Texas, USSA
    I'm making a sixer from scratch, and have a dilemma...
    I bought plans from MIMF for the double cutaway neck-thru...but I don't know if I can resist customizing the body shape. As it sits, it reminds me of the old Aria SB series in body shape. I'm thinking I might enjoy a single-cut more. What to do??? I could bring the current upper horn down to the 10-11th fret based on the curve that's there. I could also shorten it to connect around 12. I'm thinking about redesigning the whole upper half or the whole body. I guess my question is this- if you were building your first custom, would you go for an SC or DC design?
  2. Scott French

    Scott French Dude

    May 12, 2004
    Grass Valley, CA
    I would rock the DC. Carving the heel on a SC by hand can be a tough one.