Hi folks. Unfortunately my 3 wood challenge build has come to a bit of a standstill but I still need a bass with frets for playing gigs around Austin. I have a body thats been hanging around for a couple of years and I'm going to use it to make a bolt on 5 string bass. Specs: 5 string bolt on neck 9 piece neck w/ scarf joint 35" scale Delano soapbars and Delano preamp Hipshot hardware The body is made up of the result of cleaning my shop out a couple of years ago. I took all the small scrap pieces of wood I had and used them to glue up a body. The body includes maple, walnut, cherry, mahogany, wenge and azobe. To cap it off I used a piece of camphor burl. The body was initially made rather large thinking it would be a 6 or 7 string and the center seam of the top didnt look great so I split the seam on the bandsaw and rejointed the two halves for a clean glue line. I removed about 3/8" in width and got a great seam. After clamping and gluing the two halves back together. The only pre glued neck blank I have is a neck that was also originally meant to be a 7 string so it will have to be ripped down and reglued as well. The neck is curly maple, african mahogany and azobe. So, now that all the wood surgery is done we have the body and neck for our bass. To me birdseye maple is the perfect match for a camphor top so I picked a cool piece of birdseye with half heartwood. Now I need to taper my fingerboard, install the position markers and rout in the truss rod. I also may use carbon fiber support rods as well.