Okay so i'm almost ready to start building and cutting etc. But i recently tried a 1980's gibson grabber and the body although it feels nice, the baseball bat neck throws me off in liking the body thickness. Any case, i'm building a gibson ripper from scratch and since the grabber and ripper have the same thickness of 1 1/4" i would like to make it thick enough but not so much as i still want to keep the string through option. So between 1 5/16" and 1 3/4" would be good. The g3 is 1 1/2". And i measured the thickness of my pbass copy which is exactly 1 3/4". So my question to you guys: What should be my maximum thickness in order to still be able to have a string through option on the bass?