hi all, I had fun fiddling with the little Warwick project, and I love playing that bass! But that was supposed to be my summer project and so I decided why not go for a little more on my first sort of bass build. I say sort of because I’m only gonna build the body, I ordered a kit fretless neck from one of the European sites to avoid a lot of work, frustration, customs and taxes. I just don’t have the tools or knowledge to build a neck, so maybe that will come in the future. The body will be Douglas fir. I chose that mainly because that’s what I could get from the big box hardware store here. They had some ash boards also, but they were too skinny and I would have had to mate up a 4 piece body with only hand tools...didn’t seem like a winning proposition to me. So it’s fir. This board will allow me to do a 2 piece, front and back body. The board is pretty straight but I don’t have a planer so it might be a total fail when I got to glue them up. It’s 30mm thick, so I’ll have 60 mm total to work with on shaping. I’m hoping to do a similar style to the Warwick, as I love the swooping horizontal profile of that body. I have basically taken every measurement I could conceive of on that body, then scaled it all down by a small factor, and changed the horns a bit from the streamer shape. I’m excited! The neck and random parts should be here any day now, but this thing prolly won’t be playing for several months (if ever!). Anyways, as some of you know, I need all the help and advice I can get. And you might have to remind me several times before I get a point and avoid some stupid mistake. Have fun out there!