I'm soon to have a rather large Japanese Maple tree felled. This tree is one of the reasons my wife and I chose to buy our home (our first home together). Sadly, the tree is getting on in age, and was recommended for removal by a tree specialist last year - when we had some other work done. We had really wanted to hang onto it for as long as possible, but the top is definitely less full this year. So it goes. I am looking for a Maryland luthier willing to take on a project. I'd like to reserve a large chunk of the maple, and have (at a minimum) a bass body created from the wood. I have no tools. If I did, I would attempt this myself. Before the contractors come out to fell the tree, I'd need to know the approximate size of wood someone (if willing) would need for the body. A J-style body would be fine, unless someone would really like to get creative and exchange design ideas. My budget is pretty open. Thanks!