Well, the bass I'm building is finally starting to look like a bass so I thought I'd post some progress pics. It's been slow going, but I'm trying to keep my patience and do things the best I know how. ANyway, is epoxy the best thing to use to fill the voids in a maple burl top? THis thing is screaming for a gloss lacquer finish, which I don't know how to do! Guess I'll figure that out when I get there. The specs are: 34" scale singlecut birdseye burl maple top & headstock veneer curly bubinga body w/black veneer accent between curly maple/macassar ebony neck ebony fingerboard w/ custom shark tooth inlay at 12th chrome hipshot A style bridge chrome gotoh tuners custom jazz pickups w/wood covers by local man Pete Biltoft of www.vintagevibeguitars.com 2 more weeks and I'm out of a job, so this thing should get some serious working on pretty soon.