I'm making a replacement body for my Ibanez, due to a bad route job that would be a lot of work to fix. Making a new body is a lot of work too, but at least I can have a stepping stone into makeing a bass (something I've been wanting to do for about a year). It's a maple/rosewood neck, and the current agathis body is supposed to be simmilar to mahogany. Now, I'm looking for a body wood that'll be a little more growly, with better mids and highs. Bassically, a very well balanced wood. I'm thinking ash, alder, mahogany, something like that. It'd probably just be a natural finish, so I'll be scouting for some nice wood. So, in summation, a growly wood with a well balanced response. Prefferebly something not to exotic (exotic=$$$). Suggestions?