basic modeling choices

 From:  Jeff (USD5000000)
I'm sorry to ask such a basic question, but I'm too much of a newbie...

I started modeling a strat guitar body to start learning the process. I can make the basic shape of the body in multiple ways...

1. draw the curve outlining the body, create a slab, use curve to to cut the body out of the slab.

2. use the curve and extrude a solid from it

3. ????

Which is the preferred method or is it irrelevant?

I'd post an image, but I'm not sure what people do capture a partial screenshot to insert in these posts. Should I download a utility of some sort?

Thanks much,