I've started coming across more articles where people are building their own basses or piecing them together. This seems like it would be a fun and rewarding thing to do sometime in one's life. But where exactly do you start? And how will they sound?
I'm aware of some who design and make their own bodies/necks/headstocks from scratch, but i have nowhere near enough skill or the tools to do such a thing. I think i would be looking for a "piece together" project where i would do the finishing myself. Where are good places to get parts like the body, neck, headstock, hardware etc.? Any good diagrams you've found for wiring the pickups and such? I know this is something that would take a lot of time and money down the road, but i think it would be cool to delve into the idea. I'm just not sure how to approach it. Links and thread redirections much appreciated