Hello everyone! I was once a pretty regular poster on here. I've fallen somewhat out of the bass community in recent years and have been building a number of extra short scale piccolo basses over the last bit. Finally, it's time to get back to bassics (a huge part of my interest in lutherie came from right here)! I'm currently working on 3. Two are going to be in the style of The Fodera Garrison (Thanks to AJ Brown for helping with the guideline dimensions). The third is still up in the air, but it will be a more "traditional" design possibly based off of my baritone guitar shape. For now, the focus will be on the other two. Bass1 Walnut body Mystery (Camphor or Thuya) burl top 1pc Ash neck Birdseye Maple Fingerboard 5 Strings, E-C Delano Soapbars (1 or 2, TBD) Hipshot Hardware Bass 2 (this will be my personal instrument) 1 pc. Poplar (with some burl) Body. 1pc. Ash neck Bloodwood Fretboard Hipshot Hardware 5 String, tune E-C with drop tuner on the E 2 Delano dual coil Soapbars. So far, I've drawn out the shape and made the template. Today I spent the day pushing wood through the bandsaw. The burl is the strangest smelling wood I've ever cut... some strange mix of Flowers, Cleaning products and Fennel... If anyone can somehow confirm what this stuff is, I'm all eyes. I think for this thread to be OK, this has to be a tutorial. If anyone has questions about my process I'll be happy to inform. At this stage there's not much I can say... pencil, bandsaw... So for now, enjoy the wood pron. The drawing The Poplar/Bloodwood Ash neck, Burl top, Birdseye board. Unfortunately I shook the cam and none of the figure shows on the birdseye. It's a pretty crazy board though! And here are 3 ash necks. one is a 1-piece headstock, the other 2 will be scarf jointed. Hope you guys enjoy! It feels great and somewhat odd to be posting here after lurking so much all those years ago. I never thought I'd make it!