You may thin a clad knife as much as a monosteel, but why discussing thinning when we are talking about acquiring a new knife? Better have one that corresponds to your wishes right from the beginning. If you're looking for a Western handle you may consider the Misono Swedish Carbon, thin but no laser.
Gesshin Ginga in white #2, $250. I remember seeing one used in 270mm for $180. Shoulda jumped on it. Love me some white #2. Haven't used the gyuto, but love the Ashi Cleaver (also maker of Ginga) in white steel.