I am building up GAS for a versatile Short Scale. I was on Warmoth looking at bodies and necks, one thing lead to another, and I started putting on paper what I would like in the bass. I am contemplating buying a short scale bass and building from there. I am thinking of doing this with a Squier Jaguar SS, but I am also interested if there is some make/model of bass that would give me something similar for a similar price. The cost of my "creation" would be around $1000 if based on the Jaguar, but around $1500 if based on a warmoth body and neck (basic parts, no exotic woods), I would prefer to keep it at the $1000 mark. The bass would consist of: - Jaguar Short Scale Body. - Rear route and refin with a laminate top (Zebrawood with maybe a color tint). - Nordstrand np4a Precision pickup. - Nordstrand m4.4 Musicman pickup. - Audere Preamp. - Hipshot ultralite tuners. - Sandberg bridge (or similar) - Hardware to match bridge and tuners. Here are some quick ideas in photoshop (Gimp actually). This is just to give an idea (I used Sandberg pickups, and didn't pay much attention to location etc.) Any alternatives I should look at in a similar price range?