NBD. Two builds, DIMs (did it myself). It's a hobby. It's a love. Show and tell and thank-you TBers for your inspiration, ideas, expertise and for looking at my efforts.
Warmoth Jazz Bass body, one piece ash, 4 lbs 8 oz, stained black with 6 coats of Birchwood Casey Gun Stock Oil. Purposely left open grain. Allparts P neck @ 1 & 5/8" nut. One ply, .06 white guard. This J was built in the spirit of Eric Clapton's "Blackie" Strat. Passive with Fender '75 reissue pickups (I highly recommend!).
A somewhat light weight bass @ low 9 to high 8 pounds. TI flats and sounds wonderful!
Telecaster Bass. Warmoth 2 piece ash body @ 4lbs. 3 oz. Same finish as the J but with only 4 coats of Birchwood. Open grain again. Allparts neck. MIK alnico 3.5k ohm bridge pickup and MIJ neck p/u. Dual concentric controls. NOS Gotoh 3 mount tuners. Below 9 lbs in weight. Rolling off the neck p/u a wee bit produces a very Stingray type of sound. A yours truly custom cut one ply .06 pickguard which was pretty much copied from a P pickguard by cutting and splicing a template for a shorter length.
Both basses were low effort builds with quality parts. I didn't even bother to sand the bodies and just went with what Warmoth did. I did a very, very light wet sanding with mineral spirits and #1000 paper. Just enough to smooth out the finish a bit and buffed with Novus #2 and then Birchwood Casey Gun Stock Wax.
It was a lot of fun to build these! Thank-you for looking!