Originally Posted by FBB Custom
See if your library has Make Your Own Electric Guitar by Melvyn Hiscock.
Good advice. As well as 2 electric guitars Melvyn shows how to build a neck-through bass from scratch and a bolt-on from slightly modified parts.
I built my first bass 10 years ago from reclaimed timber (it used to be a chest of drawers) with only the help of Melvyn's book. No internet, no computer, no friendly luthier, just the book.
I think it turned out OK.