Some of you may know, I've caught the Warmoth bug... Luckily, there are a couple of custom build shops here in Columbus, to bail me out,, should I F'up... So, I'm ready to have fun with this... I've been making some plans, except I noticed that on thier pricing scheme, they don't have Explorers priced out, in Koa... Which, is what I wanted to build... (I saw Nino's Koa Jazz bass & said,,, thought that was just amazing,, so I was swayed.) Anyway, as it turns out, they rarely get pieces of Koa large enough to accomodate an Explorer bass body. Additionally, most figured laminates they have,,, are not large enough to cover an Explorer bass body. On occasion, they DO get them in, but its the exception, rather than the rule. *Heavy Sigh* Now what do I do? I want an oiled, clear coat finish that would have a really interesting finish to it. I guess my choices are: 1) A different "extreme" body style 2) a different wood for the explorer. They can do an explorer in Black Korina, & its something I'm considering, but I cant find any good pictures of an oiled & clear coat Black Korina project. I know its a little soft, & will really need a solid clear coat finish to protect it.