Originally Posted by Toolmybass
Was just trying to save him some time and potential $
I made the mistake myself on a guitar resto and didn't realize it until I had the body finished and polished....if I had chosen a different project body (one that had all holes and routes proper) and cut my losses...it would have made the whole precess easier (and cheaper)
There is nothing wrong with that body. The neck holes could easily be dowled and re drilled if they are off.
I'm guessing that's an ash body, by the grain and the fact that it is heavy.
It looks similar to an ash body jazz I built a while back. That bass turned out to heavy to sell, but it sounds and plays like a dream, so I just kept it.