Hey hey, So I recieved an order from Larry last week and last night I finally got the neck blank cut down and planed out (it was a busy weekend). When I went out to take pictures I noticed a few things. First someone turned the sun up too high so the fingerboard turned into a bright white rectangle. Second, I really need to mow the lawn. This is the general layout of the bass. It's a 9 piece neck (maple, wenge, and mahogany down the middle) with mahogany body wings and a birdseye fingerboard. The full neck blank started off at around 4" thick, so I'll get at least two more necks out of it. The odd 3D thing on the body is my template (with some crazy shadows). It's basically a double bass outline that I shrank down to around 19" long. It looks somewhat violin bass like but it's got it's own charm (i.e. a 41.5" scale). I moved the fingerboard out of the way to give a better look at the neck. It's pretty much the best neck that I know of (ten points for the first person to name that movie reference). Right now I'm debating what to use as a transition block on the back. It's a tossup between finding something that will sit nice between the mahogany wings and another chunk of the neck (to match the laminates and all). Opinions welcome. -Nate PS: As much as it may get us into trouble, Geoff and I just bought some wood for a guitar project. It's going to be a roughly LP styled instrument with a mahogany body and padauk top, maple neck, and ebony fingerboard. All told the wood cost around $150 CDN from our friendly neighborhood Windsor Plywood. Here's a pic of the roughcut wood... ... and the planed, cut, and glued body blank.