i'm a fairly young(ish) bass player that's always had a fetish for fine fives. after recently being inspired, a mate and i have decided to build our own. thing is, we live in australia so all your timbers are a bit pricey, if at all available. i plan on using tasmanian oak, Kirra, and an australian maple. i'm planning on doing it neck through with a 5 piece neck. also, does the neck shape affect the sound/tension of the bass? it'll be 35". i don't know much about the suitability of these timbers so if anyone knows, or knows of anyone who knows anything, please let me know! any info at all would be appreciated. thanks guys!