101Volts wrote:It seems to me as though the Slab and Carved Ventures II are mostly the same outer dimensions; except, the Slab version's neck is farther out from the body and the Carved version has it farther in the body. The Slab version has a rectangular section of wood extending out, to support the neck. I don't have exact measurements, but that's how it seems to me based on pictures; just add more of a neck pocket to the outline of any Ventures II body, and you're set.
Of course, I could be wrong; I don't have exact measurements of a Slab Ventures II.
Also, I do know that some Slab versions had wood cracking in the neck pocket area, and that may explain why Carved versions had the neck recessed in the body so far. Maybe it's not too bad of an idea to use Alder or Sugar Pine for a Slab Ventures II Body.
In light of my previous post just above, I've read that the Ventures and Ventures II Slab models have the same outer dimensions except for the Slab's neck pocket, which is extended out. I asked about this at a Mosrite Facebook Page.
Also, the Slab model occasionally had neck pocket cracking problems (referring to Slab B006, and others.)