This will be my second build. I was talking to someone a couple weeks ago about a bass I made in my woods class in high school and he asked me to help him make a guitar or bass, so I decided now would be a good time to take another try at a bass for myself too, hopefully with better results this time. I came across this forum while searching for info and I figure I might as well join in on the challenge. I've ordered all of the parts I need aside from a truss rod and pickups/wiring kit. I found a lumberyard online that's within a reasonable distance, so I plan on going there soon to pick out some wood. I'm planning on using maple, red oak, and white ash. I'm thinking about staining everything except the fretboard with red mahogany stain (maybe sanding it back?), but I'm not completely decided on that yet. -Jazz bass -4 string -Neck thru -34" scale -24 frets -Chrome hardware -Maple and red oak for the neck (5 pieces) -Maple fretboard, control cavity cover, and faceplate -White ash wings with red oak on front and back, hopefully a thin layer of red oak under another thin layer of white ash under the top piece too -Red oak block inlays -Thinking about using an EMG 35 TW as a single pick up (thoughts on this? I don't know much about pick ups, I'd be potentially using this bass in a post-hardcore band) Question: my current bass has a 34" scale and 22 frets and the fretboard is 24 3/4", if I use a 34" scale with 24 frets, how long should the fretboard be? Another friend wants to build a bass cab with me when I'm done, so hopefully I'll have a natural wood bass cab to go along with the bass! I'll update with plans once I figure out how to use this software and pictures once I get the wood. Lisa ***If anyone sees me about to do something wrong, please let me know before I do it! All suggestions are welcome too.