No, it's not! Selling off most everything due to health issues, but decided to build one last bass as a keeper. I went with Warmoth 32" as this is now the most comfortable scale for me. I wanted to go unfinished, both as a challenge and to save $$. When the parts arrived, the rosewood on the fingerboard was particularly nice, so I decided to try to color match the body and headstock. Control plate, pickup and truss-rod covers are hand-made from an old aged-pearl pickguard I had lying around; the rest of the stuff is also from my leftover parts box. I finished the neck with a slight tint and Tru Oil; for the body (and face of the headstock) I custom mixed the tint and finished with satin poly. I didn't agonize over achieving perfection; my goal was to arrive at something which felt worn-in, but not worn-out - like a favorite pair of boots. No matter what parts you spec. when building, you can still never completely guarantee the finished product will "speak" to you - I got lucky with this one, it plays like a champ, and has sustain for days....and if it picks up a few dings, no big deal!