no, I'm not going to cut the horns off it like the guy on ebay... I've got a great condition t40 (same one as in my avatar) I love the way it sounds, but not the way it makes my middle age body feel after a 3 hour gig. A few years ago I picked up an extra body for it. Not great condition, just an old body with some scarring on it. Here's my idea, I'd like to cut a forearm contour into the topside, and tummy cut into the back. I'm also thinking of routing out some of the extra material under the pickguard. I really don't want to do the radical cutting like I've seen Chip do to t60's. that's too much for me I'm hoping that I can get 16-24 Oz off the bass body. right now it's almost 5 pounds just for the body by itself. Every little bit helps, and if I can put together a T40 that is around 10 pounds, I'll be happy. the one I play now is a little over 12, but I think the extra body isn't as heavy a wood as the good condition one. I'll weigh it after I get it apart I'll still leave my nice body alone, only experimenting on the junk body I have. that way if I decide to sell it someday, I can leave it up to the new owner which way he would like it. I'm also going to do a sunburst finish on the new body when I'm done sanding it. What do you think? Anybody ever done body shaping on a t40 before?