Hey TB, I am starting a new thread for each of the basses I am working on (three now). If you are interested here is the old thread. http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=498405 So here we go. This is a replacement body for a Pbass that I have. Here is the scoop. Ash Body Chambered for weight Red Cedar Accent lines Heres where I am at. My original thought was to rip off the top and hollow out some chambers to get the weight down. I got northern Ash and the weight of shaped blank was about 8 lbs! I got nervous about not being able to hide the glue line so I thought that I would add a small accent line using veneer. I, however, really like symmetry. I decided I would rip off the top and bottom, hollow out and add two accents to make a pinstriped body. Heres where it went a little south. The only saw I could find to cut the already shaped body was a monster 22" throat bandsaw The guy did a good job but the blade left such a rough cut that, after sanding, I am left with about 1 3/8" total thickness. I was shooting for 1 5/8" I could not find any 1/8" veneer (or thins etc.) so I am going to get some red cedar rip it and make my own. Laminate it all together and see how it turns out. I had originally thought to paint the body translucent white, so the more mistakes I make, the more white it is going to get. I hope to get it all glued up this weekend. Then I can start shaping the contours, which I am really looking forward to.