For now, I think the only way you'd be able to get the X-brace in is if you removed the preamp and installed through that hole. It would still be very tricky.
I've seen people modify plastic spatulas to cradle the X-brace for an easier install. Just get comfortable with the process before you actually attempt the install.
We're designing a new X-brace that can be installed through smaller sound holes and f-holes. When it's available, would be ideal for that guitar.
As for the Chorus, we have a specific chorus sound we are going for and are getting closer to that sound.
I'm really hoping it will be available before the holidays.
The next design will definitely make it easier for the install.
Keep your eyes peeled and we'll make an announcement when it's about ready.
I am too. Everything is just about ready. We're just waiting on the boss to go out and approve everything in person soon.
I'm really pushing to get it pushed out ASAP.