I decided I would do a "batch" build this time around. Originally it was going to be maybe 3 or 4 basses. I figured I'd do sort of a mini "production run". The last couple of builds I was always frustrated because I would spend more time setting up tools that I would actually building. So I figured if I was going to waste all that time setting up the tools, I might as well do the exact same operation on a couple necks/bodies at the same time. So I went wood shopping... and came home with more than I had intended. And then I "accidentally" went wood shopping again and came home with more. So the number of basses grew to something more like 4 to 6. And then I started cutting and gluing. And somehow I ended up with 8 neck blanks. I'm actually not sure if I have enough wood on hand for 8 bodies (or fretboards for that matter), but I know where there are a couple of good saw mills that could help with a problem like that The wood is actually one of the least expensive parts (at least the wood I use). So I am planning on getting the necks and bodies built, and then as I have funds, I'll purchase the hardware/electronics - probably one bass at a time. My main goals here are going to be to try several different body styles (traditional, modern, dual cut, single cut, chambered, etc), experiment with different pickups and preamps (Bill Lawrence, Nordstrand, AGS, Delano, etc), and sample a variety of bridges and tuners. I was actually very happy with my first couple of builds, but I figure this will be a good way to experiment with a lot of variations in a short period of time, find what I like and don't. For now I'm expecting these will probably all end up as 5-strings with more or less the same neck design (nut width, string spacing, etc), but I'll probably try a few different back profiles, radiuses, and fret sizes. It's probably lame to do all 5-strings, but that's what I like, so that's what I'm going to build.