Hi guys. I did a bit of a search, but couldn't really find exactly what I was looking for, and I'm hoping someone here could maybe give me a little bit of advice. Here's the background: I've got an MIM Jazz with some structural damage to the neck joint and a stripped truss rod, and to my mind it's not really worth trying to fix. What I want to do is strip everything off it, the nice pickups I've got, the rest of the electronics and pots and hardware and whatnot, and put it all on some Warmoth parts I'm looking at buying. First question: After looking around and doing some reading, I've decided I want a black korina body (no laminate top), with a wenge neck and an ebony fingerboard (as it'll be an unlined fretless, if this comes to fruition). From what I've been told, this should give me an exceptionally warm sound with tons of sustain, which my Quarter Pounders will add a touch of a growl to (passive electronics). Are my assumtions and leaps of faith pointing me in the right direction here? Second question: While I love the pattern and figuring on the examples of black korina that I've seen, I think I might like to put a black stain on it so that there will be a greater contrast between the light and dark sections of the wood. At the same time, though, I'd like to not have a glossy finish on the bass. Is there anyway to stain it or oil it that would achieve that look and would keep me from having to use a polyurethane finish or sealer or whatever? I apologize if these are stupid questions, and I sincerely thank you all for your time.