So I found a bass body at a garage sale for $8 today. It was painted (rather poorly) with some metallic green color and was beat to hell with chips everywhere and flaky paint. Being the tinkerer that I am I bought this thing, took it home and put some stripper on it to get rid of that nasty green stuff. Come to see that underneath the green paint and grey primer it's a plywood body. It's a P/J Fender style bass with routing for the heel adjusting truss rod, as well as some string through holes that have been filled in and painted over. Now, for $8 I didn't expect anything better, but I'm pretty sure there have been some instruments that sound decent that are made of plywood. Is it even worth mounting hardware on it? I have plenty of usable basses, and it's a pretty decently clean routed body so it would look nice after a refinish. I was planning on possibly assembling it into a functioning bass and donating it to a music store so they can give it to a new student that wants to learn and can't buy a new bass yet. My alternative plan is to turn it into some type of art concept or decoration type thing, which could work fine since it's a perfect P/J bass shape. It's just a fun side project so I'm not really looking at the most cost effective way to get a bass. It can also just be a practice bed for getting better at refinishing and things like that.