I'm considering starting another build project now that my Supersonic http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f57/custom-performer-supersonic-bass-904968/ is done. I've had this idea for a while, and after an elegant streamlined design concept, I think this opposite end of the spectrum design would be fun. The inspiration is a 1958 Kay Solo King guitar. This is from a pic in a book I have as I've never seen one, and don't know if a bass version was ever made. I love how totally ungainly it is - the note in the book refers to it as "monstrous". As the body is, large.., I am thinking of very lightweight wood and as thin as possible. (recommendations?) I would do 4 in a row Hofner-style tuners on top, chrome soapbars, a trapeze bridge and maybe a dark brown or black (rattle-can) finish w/a parchment pg. I can get a cheap all maple MIC neck and stain/paint and re-dot w/white dots to replicate the 1958 look. Who knows, it might even sound good!