I ordered a custom 5-string Jive Bass from Matt Schmill, AKA FBB Custom Bass Works (http://eksl.cs.umass.edu/~schmill/fbb/pages/). Matt sent me the first two pictures of my bass: http://people.cornell.edu/pages/pam35/images/1046-nekclamp.jpg This is the neck-through-body blank in clamps. It is maple with two bubinga stringers. It will have a bubinga fingerboard and 24 frets. It's going to be pretty thick (0.95" at the first fret), comparable to a Warwick or Roscoe neck, and narrow (1.75" nut width), but will be 34" scale for ease of play. http://people.cornell.edu/pages/pam35/images/1046-bwoods.jpg These are the planks that will become the body wings. The back will be walnut; the top is ribbon-stripe bubinga. I really like the body we came up with--it's kinda like a hybrid of a Ken Smith and a Warwick, IMO, thanks to the bigger upper horn. Comments? Cliches? Commentary? Controversy? Chatter? Chit-chat? Conversation? Criticism?