In my high school, there is something that we have to do during senior year called the Senior Project. the project consists of researching something that interests you, doing field work in order to learn about it, and then presenting it. For my project i would like to learn how to build a bass guitar from scratch, and my field work would actually be building the bass. I have never really built anything in my life so this will be a really big learning stretch for me. But i am very interested in doing this... SO...if there any skilled luthiers that have built basses in the Rhode Island area please contact me if you are willing to do this with me. I would need to work with you a few hours every week. Please PM me or email me if you would like to help or know someone that would. Thanks -eric mods - i hope this is the right place for this..sorry if it isnt!