Well i finally am starting my first build and i am beyond stoked about it. A few days ago I ordered a slab of Wenge for the body, a beautifully figured curly maple neck blank, and an ebony fingerboard blank.They're expected to be here on friday and I cant wait to get going. The bass will be a 5 stringer and will have a scale length of 35" and 24 frets. So far I plan on putting in some bartolini soapbars and a bartolini pre, but we'll cross that bridge when we get there. Yesterday I drew up a template of the shape I plan on doing on a computer program and heres how it turned out. It came out a bit more streamer-ish than I had intended but I like it so I'm going to stick with it. Also the neck pocket on the template is just for reference since I havn't actually gotten to measure it out or anything. Today I am taking the template to Kinkos to have it enlarged to its real size but I havnt figured out how large I want the body to be yet. I was thinking 20" long which would make it about 13.5 inches in width (at its widest point). I know that wenge is a heavy body wood to be using so this could be too big (or too small for all I know). Does this seem like a good length/width to use for my build plan? All help is appreciated on this challenging endeavor. Thanks!