I've been hanging out reading luthier forums/sites. My dad happen to come by while I was looking at one. Being a builder/tinkerer he want to help me make one for the fun of making one. Being that after reading about building a bass it seems like the neck would be the most difficult part. I was thinking of just getting a warmoth deck and making my own body then. My dad has knurled chestnut for wood that would look pretty cool. Would that wood be a good choice? What characteristics would it have? If going with a prebuilt fender neck from warmoth, what owuld probably be the most difficult part? I'd think it would be creating the neck pocket. I take it the body should be in parallel with the neck, at least the pickups should. So far from reading this is what I have come up with Assuming prebuilt neck, to create the rest of the bass, at least bassics so it plays, would require/consider: Creating body shape. Being that my dad works at a door manufacturer and after looking at pictures of many basses it would seem we can take two pieces of the chestnut and biscuit/glue them togther in a simular fashion cabinet doors are created to create a strong solid body. body thickness Creating neck pocket. Placing bridge (centering bridge, measure from neck pocket to make 34" scale?) Placing pickups (I'm thinking of doing a P and J pickup, involve centering like bridge) Electronics cavity and mount holes (pots, jack, etc) A bore hole for ground wire to bridge (how does one do this?) strap button placement finishing/staining/painting (should the entire bass be primered?) Am I missing something? I don't know what quality this will produce but it might be fun to try.