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Help, Carve Pensa-like Body Thickness


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I'm new to this site. I built my first guitar with a luthier 3 months ago and I really liked it (even if some steps are pretty tricky like making a good radius on a fingerboard).

I need advice concerning body thickness.

I'm planing to build a pensa-like guitar (MK1 model, like the famous one of Mark Knopfler) and I couldn't find any info concerning the actual thickness of the body. Does anyone know what is the thickness of the suhr (or pensa) carved model ? Did anyone build or owned such a guitar ?

Do you think a basically strat-shaped, carved-top, 1- 3/4 thick body (add it thickest point) would be to thin ? I'm planing to get approximately 1 - 3/8 on the side.

Could you tell me which is worse for the overall sound caracteristics : Too thin or too thick ?



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