Even though i'm building a bass at the moment, for some strange reason i'm already thinking about my next one, and considering building it myself

might be a strange idea, but bear with me

Semi-Acoustic Les Paul Black Beauty bass

I know the Les Paul basses tend to be ugly and such but that's mainly because the pickups are so far down the body and the bridge is so close the edge
i was thinking about making this one look fairly similar to a real les paul, except thicker for the acoustic aspect and generally a bit bigger for the bass aspect.
i'm not sure if it would even work, is there some reason that the Les Paul basses have the pickups and bridge in a different place?

i did a quick mock-up, it should basically end up looking like this except a bit thicker and maybe with a bigger body

Rockin' shit