I think this is the right forum for this thread as it is about building basses, but with a slightly different twist. I've stumbled on a little known "secret" in the Made in the USA guitar industry. Perhaps it's just something that most people don't give much thought to, but for the little guitar builder with big dreams, it's like being given the keys to the kingdom. So, what is it? A builder like me can produce a product FROM DAY ONE that competes directly with the best of the best, simply because many of them buy their parts from the same place, Best Guitar Parts. The problem is, because of non-disclosure agreements, BGP can't talk about the work they do for other builders. But I don't intend to have them sign an NDA, so I can talk about them and, if they like, they can talk about what they're doing for me. I think this could be a LOT of fun...more to come!