Got wood... that's all I have, a rosewood piece for fretboard, a plank of maple and one of walnut both 1" think, so I will be laminating. I want fretless, and somewhat modern sounding, punchy and somewhat hifi. This will be my first full build, I've made several assembly type builds in the passed, one body , but never a neck. So here's what I'm contemplating, neckthrough or bolt on, scale, bridge, tuners, active or passive (I like simplicity, but if I need active to achieve the sound so be it), and last but not least, the pups. I'm thinking I'll be laminating the neck to quarter sawn, 3 or 5 layers. Do I really need a truss rod?, It will also be my first fretless, so either lines or dots are a must. Thanks for any help.