Okay, finally back for some updates and answers to some of your questions
first off, i'm sticking with the original mounting point for the blade, i know it will effect playability and tone but the guitar was free and not that great to begin with, so im not really concerned about that, im really just doing this for the nut of it all. i cant mount it on the bottom because it will cut out the control cavity, i think someone may have pointed that out...and on the horns, it would look silly imo(even though it will look ridiculous no matter where i put it lol).
so i decided that instead of routing the corner out, i would just hack off the corner and make a segment of the blade out of plexiglass, then insert that into the groove,
as you can see here, i glued 2 pieces of 1/8" plexi together, so i will have a blade that is 1/4" thick
sorry for the crappy pics, bad lighting in my basement
here you can see the stencil of the blade that i will cut out once the glue drys, i'll start that tomorrow
now you'll notice on the stencil i have tabs on either side of the blade...these tabs will be inserted into slots in the guitar. in order to make these slots, i had to cut out additional pieces of the guitar so i can groove them with a table saw, then glue them back onto the guitar.
here's a pic of the slottage
btw, the crowbar in the upper left of the pic is for killing zombies, i didnt actually use it on the guitar.
And of course, my dumb ass rushed into cutting the slots on the table saw and ended up making one of the slots on the wrong side of the peice
so i filled it in with water putty and will make the correct cut when it dries. hopefully it will stay in one piece.
so thats all did so far, ill keep you updated as i go
also, since i'll be repainting the neck as well, i kind of wanted to mess with the headstock a little bit, reshape it slightly just to make it unique...if anyone has any ideas, feel free to share.