Hi folks. Unfortunately my 3 wood challenge build has come to a bit of a standstill but I still need a bass with frets for playing gigs around Austin. I have a body thats been hanging around for a couple of years and I'm going to use it to make a bolt on 5 string bass. Specs: 5 string bolt on neck 9 piece neck w/ scarf joint 35" scale Delano soapbars and Delano preamp Hipshot hardware The body is made up of the result of cleaning my shop out a couple of years ago. I took all the small scrap pieces of wood I had and used them to glue up a body. The body includes maple, walnut, cherry, mahogany, wenge and azobe. To cap it off I used a piece of camphor burl. The body was initially made rather large thinking it would be a 6 or 7 string and the center seam of the top didnt look great so I split the seam on the bandsaw and rejointed the two halves for a clean glue line. I removed about 3/8" in width and got a great seam. [/IMG] [/IMG] [/IMG] After clamping and gluing the two halves back together. [/IMG] [/IMG] The only pre glued neck blank I have is a neck that was also originally meant to be a 7 string so it will have to be ripped down and reglued as well. The neck is curly maple, african mahogany and azobe. [/IMG] [/IMG] [/IMG] [/IMG] So, now that all the wood surgery is done we have the body and neck for our bass. To me birdseye maple is the perfect match for a camphor top so I picked a cool piece of birdseye with half heartwood. [/IMG] [/IMG] Now I need to taper my fingerboard, install the position markers and rout in the truss rod. I also may use carbon fiber support rods as well.