Hey everyone. I decided I wanted to build my own bass, (not cutting out the body from wood etc.,) but from bought parts, then assembling it. (Sorry if this isn't the right place for this post.) Anyway. I had an old body lying around off a bass I stripped for its neck Paint stripper didn't seem to be working all that well on getting the finish off the bass. So I decided to break out the big guns and use a rotary sander, with a coarse sand paper disc attached. That took it off no bother. After taking the finish off, I got a smooth finish on the wood with different sandpapers and a detail sander. I then decided to stain it a rosewood colour, and give it a few coats of that. Then used some sand paper to age it a little. I think it came out ok. after that I screwed on my white pickgaurd But it didn't seem gunky enough, so I scratched it up and gave it a touch with some black spray paint and that's how it sits now. Im hoping to go fretless, with a maple neck, perhaps i'll change the pickgaurd. Apologies for the low quality photos up until the last one-my camera wouldn't work. So, Please let me know what you guys think, any feedback, advice or letting me know if i screwed something up would be nice, Cheers.