I was inspired by an earlier thread on graphite necks in the "basses" section http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=401177 to revive a comatose bass project I was working on involving a solid rosewood body in the shape of a Fender Jazz made by Schecter in the early 80's. Naturally the thing is a heavy sucker and since it was very beat up by the time I got it, I decided to completely rework the body, not only to lose weight, but to make it into a custom shape that was esthetically pleasing and tasteful. I chose a shape that is a signature of the basses made by a luthier in Illinois (near where I live), Gene Liberty, whom I have already bought a body from for my first successful bass project a dozen years ago (that one was made of maple). I will be re-installing the Jazz pickup in the bridge position but since the hole for the pickup in the neck position was buggered up I decided to route it out for a vintage EB0 (mudbucker) that I have laying around. I want to hear what these two pickups will sound like when combined together. I just received my new Moses graphite neck, yesterday and the color almost exactly matches the rosewood body. I think it will look slick when it's done. I finished the fine shaping and sanding of the body and also the grain filler, and next up is to spray on some clear. I got a quart of PPG Deltron ($$$ ) and I should be able to stay late after work and use the booth and respirator to spray sometime next week. I'll take pictures of what I have so far and link to them as soon as I get the chance, and I'll take pictures of progress if anyone is interested.