No experience and no tools. What could go wrong? On a serious note, I recently built a Frenkenstein bass and earned even more respect than I already had for those who can make a bass from scratch. You will learn a lot from this project. I did and my parts were already finished. When all was said and done I still took it to a luthier buddy to get it to settle in nicely. Regardless of how it turns out it will be educational and rewarding.