First off, hello to all of you on the Luthier's Forum! I'm taking the dive into what will hopefully be a prodcutive part-time career for myself. I've always loved working with wood, and sclupting something out of nothing, it's what I think watching a child grow-up would be like. I add that to my love of bass, and voila, hopefully success... ..Well, you've got to crawl before you walk, and in my case, that means that I'll be getting my parts "pre-fabbed" for me. I'll be purchasing a "Dinky P Body" (Koa with dark walnut top?) and a wenge/ebony neck (blank paddle head?) with 6115 stainless frets and graphite nut from Warmoth, unless I can find a better place. pickups will be Bartolini P/J's with active/passive Bartolini 4.6 (a/p) preamp. Bridge will be ABM, tuners are Gotoh GB7s (angled back ala Warwick) from GuitarElectronics.com knobs maybe from Sadowsky (black with selector line) All hardware is black. Now, I have ZERO experience working on and building guitars. The only thing I've done, is take my brother guitar apart one night, because I was bored, and wasn't about to open up my bass! I'd like your opinions/suggestions/words of wisdom/etc, etc. on what I should know I'm getting myself into. Thanks, and sorry if this has been beaten and done to death! ~Ryan.