Body cut out

I used a jig saw to cut the thinner part of the body sides, and then after cutting a pilot slot, used a rip saw to take the wider section off the neck.

Here’s the head end, which will be planed off; the neck has been sawn.

Head

Here’s the step in the cut on the back of the body, to accommodate the back which will be planed down from a piece of the piano soundboard.

Body step