Strat Pickguard Routing

you could just buy a cheap strat pickguard for 10 bucks and cut off the lower horn section. lots of people with guitars in the warmoth showcase have done that. doesn't seem too complicated to me.
It's so , not normal that it looks funny, But I do like less pick guard,  In fact 3 of my guitars have the pickguards cut so far that they really only cover the control cavity, the pick up routes are exposed, the guitars sound great