I've officially taken the plunge, I'm having a custom bass built. It's a local guy who's building for me named John Thayer (check out his website). He's never built a bass himself before but his guitars are killer. anyway here are the specs: 5 Strings 34.5" Scale 3/4 inch spacing at the bridge Black hipshot hardware (style A + Ultralights) Nordstrand Fat stacks pups Sadowsky pre w/tone control Ash body Wenge/??? neck Maple fingerboard And here's the question, what top wood? I'm thinking of going with bubinga but do you guys have any good suggestions? The top wood is also going to be used for block inlays/binding on the neck so I want something that contrasts well with maple. Below are the drawings I did for the body/headstock, so take a look and tell me what you think. The second line you see on the body will be the edge of the top with the carving, similar to a nordstrand NX.