Hello! After a while I decided I wanted to create a new body shape (even if I already offer more than a dozen)... it wasn't a real "decision", somehow... 'cause when I get an idea for a shape I simply put it on paper and that's it. So a part of my brain decided and I only took care of the rest Most of the existing body shapes are pretty "strange", as you guys know I'm not into clones or Fender style stuff, this body shape makes no exception. I had in mind the flow of the lines, only had to modify the lower bout a bit. But at the time I was busy with a customer bass so I cut the wings and left them alone for a while. Now that I'm finishing the customer bass, I managed to build the bass around those wings. This is a prototype and personal bass and it's a 4 strings (yeah, I know that a 4 strings isn't what you were expecting!) Specs: 34" scale 24 frets Macassar fingerboard Standard spacing (40mm nut, 19mm spacing at bridge) Brown Ash neck Sapele Mahogany wings 1 Ceramic "Firekeeper" humbucker Gold hardware I wanted to go for something simple and good sounding. I made three pairs of wings (Bubinga, Cherry, Mahogany) and couldn't really decide. I named this sucker "Rapace", italian word of "Rapacious". I decided to add some detail, like the Padouk headstock on top of the Ash neck. I just love the white/black/red combo! Anyway, in a few days I had pretty much the whole bass ready to look at (of course without neck shaping etc.). I liked it but... it was missing something. I started thinking I should have made the wings with solid Padouk but wasn't very happy to become red from head to toes... so a nice top was what I needed. Et voila! I'm actually sanding a 7 strings bass for a customer but once it's finished I'll go on working on the Rapace. Should look good in the end!