I am in between furniture projects, and am at a bit of a standstill building my first bass: First Build: Spalt top P-bass
until my tax return comes in, so I decided to crank out another body in the meantime. When completed, the specs will be as follows:
-Fretless Jazz style
-chambered ash body, birdseye top with accent veneer
-Grain enhancing dye job on the top (Dark brown sanded off on the top, then a caramel colored dye over the whole bass).
-Pickguard either tort or clear plexi
-Birdseye maple neck, fretless with lines pau ferro board (Warmoth)
-Either passive or Audere JZ3
-Chrome Hipshot tuners and bridge
Any thoughts or suggestions on the above specs would be appreciated, particularly on the tone wood combinations, electronics, hardware, pickups/preamp side of things... I am new to lutherie (but not to woodworking or playing bass), so I am trying to keep things manageable (proven fender-style designs and parts) for my first couple builds.