Hi! After many months of consideration and just plainly thinking it over and over again, I've decided to build a bass - or at least to have it built My main motives behind it are that my Corvette is a bit heavy, and I need a back-up, but don't have enough money for a new one or a custom one. It will be much like the Corvette, except for an ash back - maybe sort of chambered, too -, a longer upper and a shorter lower horn and a wenge neck. I'll leave the neck to a professional luthier, but hopefully I can do the body myself with a little help. My Dad has most of the necessary tools, and he knows a few people in the woodworking industry who can help. The problem is rather that I'd like the body to have a thick figured bubinga top (3/4" - 1"), and have no source for it locally. If all else fails, there's Gallery Hardwoods, but just the shipping and taxes would be more than the wood itself Any help is appreciated! Thanks!