I'm planning on attempting a build at some point next year and have been pricing up everything and it looks to be really expensive (for me, at the moment at least), but this is pretty much the only way that I'll get the bass that I want. A lot of my cost is stuck in the hardware (Hipshot TransTone bridge and Ultralite tuners) and pickups (Nordstrand Jazz bridge and Mustang) that I plan on using, so I shouldn't be that surprised, but I'm still just kinda shocked to see how much it adds up to after everything has been accounted for (including screws, pickup springs, strap buttons etc.). I'm currently totalling at about £700 (roughly $1100), without any idea of painting costs (I would imagine roughly £200, but I could be very wrong. I would attempt doing the painting myself, but I just don't trust the English weather to be compliant and I currently have no access to a garage or basement to hang anything in) plus £165 for a custom flightcase afterwards. So lets say that I'm spending £1065 ($1670) total. This got me wondering, how much do the wise people of Luthier's Corner tend to spend on parts and materials? I know it helps to buy in bulk, and sometimes you can find ridiculous deals, but I'm talking about the average home builder, using good quality parts. I look forward to your responses and I hope to be able to share a build with you guys at some point!