I cut this one out tonight. 34" scale violin bass solid maple body with a bloodwood top and canary wood inlayed faux pickguard. It'll be buried under a bunch of clear when I'm done. It's purely for looks. Just a different way of getting more woods into the design. I plan on doing a lot more with this idea on my other designs. I've never seen anything like it though that doesn't mean it hasn't been done before. I'm just unaware if anybody has. I think it'll ad an optical illusion sort of thing to the bass. The cutaway is necessary for getting to the high notes since it's a 34" scale. The neck sits farther down in the body than the short scale Pauly Mac uses. I've seen cutaways on uprights so it doesn't look strange to me.