For years (decades) I have fantasized about building gutars and basses from scratch but it really seemed like an incredibly daunting task. About 12 years ago I "built" (really, more like assembled) and finished a Warmoth bass. It came out great and was my main gigging bas for a long time. Well, I finally took the plunge and built my first guitar. The build is documented here at the TDPRI (Telecaster-centric) forum. The success of that build has encouraged me to build a few basses. I had only recently begun and would like to document the builds here. Any comments, suggestions, criticisms, or advice along the journey would be appreciated.