First off, hello everyone! I came across this forum googling different aspects of the build i'm starting soon, and decided to register as people here really seem to know their stuff. My first instrument i built is a solid body electric guitar, mahogany body, with DiMarzio pickups. The Bolt-on maple neck i ordered from Warmoth. I dont have any pics of it at the moment but if anyone wants to see it i'll take some. On to my next quest, 4 years later. I originally wanted to buy a six string bass, and was looking at the Warmoth Gecko 6 bodies/necks as well as the Carvin Icon, and a few Ibanez and schecter basses at guitar center and a local shop. I tried out the ibanez, and it just didnt feel right to me. I'd initially decided i was going to custom order a Carvin, but from throwing the idea around to my mom, she told me she'd buy a band saw if i decided to make my own, and she was all for the idea. This time around, i want to make the neck myself, and do a neck-through design. Which brings me to my first set of questions for you guys here. Wenge Exotic Wood | 7/8" x 9-3/16" x 34" | Hand-picked #8437 I found that piece of wenge online, that's enough wood to make two six string necks i think, its going to be around 2.3" at the nut and 3.3" at the 24th fret, so if i royally &$%# it up, i have enough wood to give it another go, but i'm not sure if that is flat-sawn, and i was going to rip it on the band saw, then stand those pieces up and glue them together that was to get the neck blank. If its not flat sawn, how would i go about getting a blank out of that? alternatively, does anyone know where to get 6 string size neck blanks? The same for the fretboard, i found a piece of zebrawood close to the right size, and i think that would look good with it. Carvin.com :: SBB That's the body blank i found for the wings, and i dont think im gonna find a better choice than that. For the headstock, ive got various exotic wood scrap pieces and ive got a solid chunk of walnut, and a nice red wood that i'm not sure what it is. The plan is to rip those pieces, and glue them together in stripes, i.e. dark brown and red striped headstock, and i'm thinking the same for in between the two wings, because i want the wenge to stop at the bridge, and fill the rest in with the striped setup. Electronics i'm looking at are 2 EMG 45's, the active model, and the EMG BQC(i think) preamp, with 3 band EQ, volume, blend(pickup blend?) and another mid control deal, all powered by 2 9v batteries. I think ive covered all my main points here, and the main question i have about neck blanks. I'm sorry if anythings unclear, any questions or suggestions let me know! i'm beyond stoked to start working on this bass!