For a quick background, I have always wanted to pick up wood working since I finished my 7th grade wood working class about 17 years ago. I have also been thinking about buying a new bass. So today I thought, "why not kill two birds with one stone?".
I have been trying to find good articles on how to properly build a bass and I have not yet found any. I did, however, find some decent articles on the general process and a YouTube video or two, but nothing I can really go off of.
What I need to know are actual specifics for neck width, length, determining where the bridge should sit, fret sizes, how to actually assemble a neck and install the truss-rod, etc. Since I know it isn't just glue wood, shape, screw stuff in, done. Now don't worry, I am not asking for everyone here to write up instructions; just need some good source material so I can read and research.
I am really wanting to go into this with as much knowledge as possible so I have less of a chance finding out something is horribly wrong right after I string it up and tune it to find out my 12th fret is 2 notes off or something stupid.
I do, however, understand that my first bass will probably be fairly low quality since my woodworking skills are non-existant at the moment. With all that said, I am actually really excited to attempt this. Plus I get to buy tools! What guy couldn't love an excuse like this
Thanks in advance for any help. I would also appreciate any general tips when it comes to building a bass.