My alter ego built this over the last few weeks. I consider it my first true attempt at building a bass. I've made one in the past where I made the body but bought a Warmoth neck. This one was all me. It turned out great. The neck was hard but enjoyable. It is a set-neck and the carving where the body meets the neck was a bitch. When I designed it, I went totally for things that I've had in other basses that I liked. I attached the neck at the 10th fret so that the low notes are closer which really helps when grooving in the lower register. There's plenty of cutaway for upper access and the balance is perfect. The bass is light due to the hollow chambers I put in. I chose Peruvian walnut for the body core because it sounds great and chose a light quilt top because it was only $10. The fingerboard morado with lines and a 16 radius. The pickups are Fender Roscoe Beck's and is wired passively but with seperate volume controls unlike the Fender. The bridge is one of those mono rail things that worked out great. They are individually recess into the body. This turned out so well that I can't wait to build many more. I wasn't sure I could build a neck but it seems that I can This bass isn't without flaws, which are only cosmetic( sanding marks and a ding or two) and the design itself in regards to the upper horn will change but all in all it's a greast start to a very absorbing hobby.