hey enthusiasts! OK, So i've shown off personal work before, and have had many years enjoyment out of my work, and compliments, but I've just started my first commission for another player, and am very excited. Basically a few months ago I had organised a lesson with Stewart, the bassist from an Aussie band called Dead Letter Circus (http://www.myspace.com/deadlettercircus) before one of their shows. So we're hanging out and having a beer, and i pop out my 6 String i made last year. while my 6 has a warmoth neck, he loved the entire feel and weight i had achieved and he couldn't stop noodling around on it. Stewart has been playing a 5 string Warwick Thumb BO for the past 10 years, and has recently been tuning A C G C F, and has found the 34 inch too flabby for live use, and it's starting to warp and fall apart. so i put the offer out there that i could build him something similar to my 35 inch 6, he asked if i could build a thumb NT6-replica with a super long scale, and while I've never conquered an neck thru before and replicating a thumb seemed daunting (and not my own design), I've taken up the challenge. we changed a few things from the current model NT as he loves the old Warwicks with wenge necks. I figured this time instead of posting a summary once it's finished, I'll keep up progress this bass each step along the way. stats: 35.5" 6 string, Neck Thru Bubinga Body 5-piece Wenge / Bubinga veneer Neck Wenge Fretboard Nordstrand Big Single Pickups Aguilar OBP-2 Pre Gotoh tuners Hipshot "A" Bridge. I've picked up my Timbers from the yard a few days ago, drawn out a scale plan, and 2moro is the day for prep day 1. Ripping the neck wood for laminating, and dressing a piece for the cap on top of the body to give that solid body look. This is an awesome opportunity, Stewart's band is one of Australia's hardest working touring bands, and are just about to release their debut album, so the exposure this bass will have once complete is awesome. Thanks for your time! George.