In the last couple of weeks I've decided I wanted to build a bass, as many here in Talkbass land have shown an interest in doing. I bought a few tools and some wood and hacked away. Today, I cut my first body. It's out of mahogany. It came out OK. As you can tell from the pics, the shape is very inspired by another big name builder. I have no intentions whatsoever in building instruments to sell so most that I build will be copies of something else. I'm sure I will come up with my own design at some point. I do not yet have all the tools needed to build a neck so I will probably go the warmoth route on the first few. I must say, eventhough I've just begun, it is extremely rewarding. I have a lot of ideas that I want to try in regards to pickup placement and the like. It should be fun. I've got the wood for the second bass but it will be a little before I start it. There's much planning to do.