Don't know if this guy has ever been posted here before or not, but I just discovered it and think it might be interesting to read and look at. If you get through all the [DEL]voodoo[/DEL] over-the-top concern about tones and finding sweet spots to locate the bridge for the bestest tone, this is very interesting to look at. This guy - although he's very [DEL]concerned[/DEL] consumed with [DEL]stray gamma rays[/DEL] things affecting the wood tone, and uses tuning forks to qualify the wood for a slab body - is quite thorough in the documentation of his work, design and ethics::: http://www.tdpri.com/forum/tele-home-depot/169606-1960-jazzbass-build.html This series of pixs shows him making his own truss rod and nut too (follow the link and see them all ::: He's very thorough, like I say and this is some great documentation! The only thing I never noticed in his post is if he actually went and cut the trees himself. Everything else is just being righteously done! I'm not into the tone-wood theories, but readily concede his building skills and attitude. He is making custom guitars and if someone wants to pay for them, more power to all parties concerned. This is 'way over what I'd spend for a bass though - and that's just my attitude.