OK so I'm wondering if this will work. Suppose I buy a basic pre-routed body from Warmoth/Alparts etc, Ash or Alder bassic body. Would it be possible to plane say 1/4 or 1/2 inch off of the top of the body and then laminate a topwood to it? *IF* my thinking is right I should then be able to drill a hole into the already existing pickup routs and with something like a laminate trimming router bit (bearing guided) be able to route out the pickup cavities and neck pocket to match the original. I can immagine that I would need to be carefull not to remove too much over the control cavity or it would be too thin to get the laminate top to adhere, or I could remove the wood over the control cavity completely and have just the laminate top cover the cavity. Are there any unforseen difficulties in this process? Might the planer rip up the wood around the areas that have already been routed? Once again, Thanks for all the expert advice!!!