I'm considering taking a shot at building my very first "custom" bass using parts that are already manufactured. For those of you who have gone down this path before, what were some questions that you had to answer or lessons that you learned during the process? Were there certain suppliers that you found offered better quality and/or bang for your buck? Did you require any special tools that you had to purchase, or were they fairly simple to come by? Are there certain skills that you felt you needed to acquire in order to finish your bass properly? (Any sanding, refinishing, or other wood work? Maybe soldering and electrical skills?) And the big questions... Was it worth it, and would you do it again?