This is what my brain does when I'm sick as a dog and cannot sleep.
OK, who am I kidding, my brain does this all the time
My friend Dave planted this idea to build a Leland Sklar inspired reverse P-bass in my head. Which is cool, but I really like the classic fiesta red / tort / rosewood (Pino P bass) color combo.
I love the idea of a double P pickup, always have, and the inverted P is intriguing. So then I was thinking, where can I get a Fender body that will fit a tort guard with inverted P pickup rout? Well, the Fender Mark Hoppus signature bass of course! I could honestly care less about Blink 182 but this bass has some features I like: inverted P, string through body bridge, etc.
So...see the attached TERRIBLE mockup and try to envision it in fiesta red with EMGs instead of Duncans.
So here is the tentative plan and associated costs:
-Obtain Hoppus body - either get a beat used one and sell everything until it's "just the wood" or find an unloaded body: $100-$200
-Have finish professionally stripped: $50ish
-MJT professional nitro faded fiesta red/coral/salmon finish $275
-MIJ RI '62 Fender Jazz neck, vint tint & rosewood: $225 (already have)
-Hoppus multi ply tort pickguard from WD or Chandler: $100
-Side Jack rout $25
-Pickup routing $90
-Battery box routing $45
-Active EMGs $125 (already have)
-Hoppus string through body bridge $45 - assuming one does not come with the body
-Misc other stuff - shipping, small pats, etc: $100 - $150
-Fender case $125
Total $1305 to $1455
Pricy, yes, but this is estimating everything on the high side, and I had budgeted about $1800 for my next weird idea.
And before anyone says it, no, it would not be cheaper to do everything from Warmoth - I already priced that out.
And no, I am not going to strip/finish myself - been there done that, ReRanch has a lot of my money and I spent many hours failing at that whole process and quickly learned you can pay other people to do a better job.