Hi there, My first post here at the Luthiers corner, though I have been a part time Talk Bass member for a couple years. I just signed up for a guitar building class at the local community college and I do not want to experiment too much on my first build. But I do want a fretless, and I love the way the my Ibanez Roadstar II (RB888) feels and plays. So my plan is to borrow the basic design from the Roadstar, making the body a little shorter so I can get a full two octaves on the fretboard. This is a picture of the RB999, My RB888 has the same body but has a single passive humbucker. The Plan: Neck thru: 3 pieces of 1" maple alternating with 1/4 strips of purple heartwood. Fingerboard (and headstock faceplate?): African Blackwood Body: Alder Tuners: Gotohs or Grovers Bridge: Hipshot Brass Style A Pickups: Undecied: Single Humbucker with a variable coil tap, 1 volume. OR J/P combo with 2 volumes (no tone) I hope to get pictures of the process and post them here. If anybody has any comments or suggestions I would be more than happy to hear them.