After figuring out that playing the skateboard guitar longer than 30min will definitely kill my back I decided to radically put it on a diet ;-)
This meant, milling a huge chamber in the back. I know this would not make it nicer to look at but at least it makes it playable again. So the plan was to remove as much material as possible and then cover the hole with another piece of a skateboard.
In the end it worked out pretty good!
I dont’t have a very precise scale here, but I should have removed around 1,5 – 2kg of wood. Compared to a Strat, it’s not much heavier.
The only thing is that I had to sand of some material on the back in order to make a smooth transition from the lid to the body – I hoped that it would not be visible after the paint job but there is quite some color difference now. The other option would have been to sand off the graphic as well but somehow I would like to keep it. This is a bit of a bummer but since its just the back side I think I can live with that!