Originally Posted by shrigg
I'm hoping to get it done for under $2K, the real thing would be a lot more...
A faithful and convincing hand-built copy of a vintage Fender in nitro for under $2k would be pretty sweet.
If haven't yet and you get a chance check out some of the offerings from Valenti, Bluesman Vintage, Johnk Vintage Basses and maybe Atkinson(if he's still building).
Although these folks primarily use pre-existing parts it couldn't hurt to talk to them about the neck profile you're seeking.