So I'm taking a sculpture class in college and the teacher left it pretty open ended to work with whatever material/medium we wanted and I had the idea of designing my own body and making a functional guitar from it. I've done enough work on my own electronics that there should be no issue there, but I've never worked with wood like this or painted (or stained; not sure yet). I will bolt on an existing neck to avoid the arduous task that would be from scratch. To make it as easy as possible (since it's halfway through the semester already!) I'm ordering a routed blank from Warmoth. I've hit a few bumps in working out the specs, but at this point the only rub is that they only offer a 25.5" scale, while my designs were built around a 24.75" scale. To change it, would require reworking the designs entirely so they don't look awkward (and that is assuming they CAN be worked to fit that scale without looking awkward). They are mostly SG/LP based ideas and proportions. I worked on the designs all summer so they've had a lot of time to develop and refine and I was quite satisfied with the results. I started messing around with a Strat-based idea which is not bad, but definitely not as good as the others and not as developed. So I'm a bit caught here, not sure what to do. I could try positioning the bridge myself; we have a drill press in the sculpture studio. But, of course, I am apprehensive toward attacking something so consequential with no experience. And yet, it would probably be easier than trying to rout PUP cavities and especially a control cavity. I'm not ruling it out. Edit: Okay, I scanned the sketches! #1 should look familiar to SG fans, but it's not really as close to an SG as it may look, even the pickguard was altered pretty substantially to fit the different proportions. I did actually make a literal singlecut SG sketch and the difference is quite stark, and it doesn't work nearly as well as #1. Forgot to scan it, but I will when I get the chance. #2 is probably more original, but of course the SG lover in me is pulling me towards #1. Either way, I'm thinking I'll do it in a Walnut finish or stain with a black, 5-ply pickguard. What do you guys think?