Been asking a stack o qus about bass VIs so I thought I should show you where I am up to. My Sis in law is a bass player, with a background in classical guitar. She was a monsta on classical actually. I offered to build her something for CHristmas/bday. We talked and it seemed a semi shortscale (32") bass 6 would hit the spot. We went 32" coz she needs a hipshot. She's whimsical sort of person and was adamant that it be flower shaped. So, after the EBMM Simray for my son, here is the "Flower Bass VI". We started with this rough sketch (it was still at 5 at that stage)... Then after some discussions and the like I came up with this mockup and a final paper plan... As you can see the leaf acts as an upper bout and balanced the instrument well. She is looking for a well balanced, lightish instrument with simple controls. So I went for a kouri pine body and a vic ash (aussie timber) neck. As per advice here, it'll be single trussrod and narrow spaced with individual bridge pieces. So far I have sorted a neck blank and fingerboard (Also vic ash)... I also have the pickup. It was going to get a J and a MM, but it's just getting a MM now. Wilkinson licensed from china. The bridge is also from china. THis week I got in and joined the body timber up for a blank... Then today I made a body and neckpocket templates out of 7mm ply with the bandsaw. Have to say the tight corners between the petals are pretty hard work... It's sposed to be finished for the 4 of April (her bday) so I'm trying to get a wriggle on.