Hello all It's been a few years since i finished my last build, and I found some time over the holidays to start (and hopefully finish) a new bass. I'll just be doing the body - I want to build a body to accommodate a beautiful neck I had made by Michael Dolan. I'm going for a very simple build for a for a few reasons: 1. I need to get back to basics - my last few were overly complicated, and I still have a lot of growing to do. The challenge is to have an excellent bass at the end, despite simple features/design. 2. Time - i've been planning this bass for a few months, gathering the wood, making design decisions etc, but build time is under 1 month before I will not be able to give much attention to it. OK here are the specs: 2 piece Swamp Ash body, double cut, bolt on, no lams or figured top. -5 string, 18mm spacing at bridge -finish will be clear satin poly Neck -(made by Michael Dolan) -lam'd maple with indian rosewood board -24frets + zero fret -graphite reinforcement Electronics - Delano sbc drivers + glock 2band Hardware - black, hipshot A, brass, and ultralights, dunlop straplocks Lots of planning in the last few weeks - today I started with my ash body blank; we'll see how much can be done in one day. Ok - that's all i'm doing on my lunch break - i'll get some pics up tonight - back to the shop for now!