If you don't have a bandsaw, this is the tool to use for cutting out guitar bodies. This 6 amp Black and Decker Jig Saw will cut the hardest woods like the inch and a half rock hard hickory body of the HardrRocker. Remember, hickory is hardest commonly available domestic wood on the Janka Hardness Scale. That is how the HardRocker got its name. I was not concerned about denting or scratching the HardRocker body. I was more worried about dropping it and divoting my concrete floor. The 6 amp Black and Decker Jig Saw cut nice and stright (and curvy when needed) and did not struggle, much.
I use the Black and Decker Jig Saw for cutting bodies, MDF templates and a few other things like head stock overlays and the occasional house hold project.
This is a good saw.