My first "parts bass" will finally arrive tomorrow, and I can't wait to check things out. I've literally been planing this bass for about 3 years (to make sure I got everything EXACTLY right), and feel confident that I chose the best people to be involed in making the perfect jazz bass...or Fendowsky, as it has been dubbed. I went with a two-piece premium alder body and 2-piece AAAAA birdseye maple neck from USA Custom Guitars. I highly recommend Tommy and his crew, as they were great to work with. I purchased a slap of Brazilian Rosewood on my own for the fretboard, and went with small, vintage frets. It also has two graphite reinforcement rods, the truss rod is adjustable at the body via an access route (like you'd see on a Lakland or Sadowsky). I had the parts shipped to Pat Wilkins for finishing. The body was finished in candy apple red (w/ matching headstock) and I had a vintage yellow tinted satin finish on the back of the neck. From there, the parts were shipped to Mike Lull (of Lull Guitar Works) for the final assemply and set-up. Mike installed the Hipshot Style A bridge, Hipshot ultralight tuners, mint green pickguard, front control plate, and bone nut. He also fully shielded the control cavity and back access plate, and installed the Sadowsky Ultra-Vintage electronics package: 2 Sadowsky single coil pickups, Sadowsky preamp, pots, jack, and vol/vol/passive tone/stacked treble-bass controls. The fretwork was expertly addressed by Mike, the final set-up was done, and the end result will get here tomorrow!!! Mike was very impressed with both the visual appearance, the quality of the parts, and the overall playability and tone of the instrument, so it sounds like everything has worked out extremely well....he's heard a few jazz basses in his day! I already have some photos of the bass prior to shipping, but have NO idea how to post photos. If you guys would like to see what I'm trying to describe in about 8 paragraphs get ahold of me and hopefully someone with photo-posting experience can help me out. I'll be sure to post a full review once I get the thing plugged in!