Hmmm. A project I've been thinking of was to take an inexpensive solid body SX jazz bass and convert it into a semi-hollow body test bass. Basically I was thinking of: 1. Disassemble 2. slice off a 1/4" top on the wings, leaving the center portion alone. 3. Rout out the wings, leaving enough side material for strength. 4. Reassemble. Basically the idea is to have a test bass for learning about how to reinforce and chamber a semi-hollow body. Play around with different patterns of ribs and chambers and so forth. I figure I'll just reassemble the wing tops with screws so I can open them up and change the chamber dimensions. I'll probably either live with any neck dive issues, as this is just to learn on, or I'll use ultra lightweight tuners and mill out a heavy custom brass bridge to compensate. The question is, am I totally off the wall here? Is this really a pointless exercise? Thanks in advance!