I am embarking on an adventure to build a bamboo bass. But, for now, let's disregard the material I am using and treat it as a regular electric bass guitar. I know that the body of bass guitars is usually 1-3/4" thick and the neck (without fretboard) is about 1" thick and the fretboard is about 1/4" thick. My next questions regard more specific stats. If I want 24 frets, how long should my fretboard be? If I want EMG-HB pickups which require an E-G width of less than 2 inches, how wide should my strings be EXACTLY at the nut and at the bridge? How much wider should the neck be than the strings? What is the exact spacing between frets for a 24 fret bass? Can I make a bass body out of multiple one-ply pieces of wood? SHOULD I JUST GET A FREAKING BOOK?! Thanks.