i'm going to start looking around for the materials i will need for the bass i plan to build here's my part list so far: -warmoth or usacg parts neck -swamp ash body blank (perhaps from a luthier, so its nice and selected by hand, not machine?) -hipshot a style bridge in black -hipshot ultralite tuners in black -pots (1 volume, 1 tone) -rotary switch(5 way) -2 soapbars (Bartolini? maybe the bcs?) -satin neck finish -i want to attempt a transparent gloss finish. i have a teacher who is into woddworking who will help me, so i jus need materials (various pants/gloss) -bone nut -strings.. duhh.. i will be using my school's wood shop and the help of my teacher. obviously, i'm just getting the materials together for now. the body hasn;'t even begun to get itself to paper. and after a prelim sketch i plan on using CAD (autodesk inventor) to get a perfect template of all integral aspects.