Hey guys, i'm finally building my first bass, which i'll be doing in woodwork this year. Just wondering, for a first bass, would the Thunderbird be too hard? Or would it be simple enough? Any help on getting the shape right would be appreciated. Also, with the neck through, does it really matter if I don't make the neck as wide as Gibson does, also in the body. I like a slimer neck (Play a Sterling) for starters, but as the core of the body the block is fairly wide, would it matter if It was thinner there, or is best to leave it as wide as the 'buckers? (Any help on how wide that actually is would be appreciated). So yeah, any dimensions for the body of the bass would be handy (Although i'm not necceserally trying to make it a straight copy) and any other tips with this bass would be appreciated. I've read most of Hitchcocks book, i'm sort of starting to grasp the concept of making one. Thanks guys. P.S. Sorry if it's a bit random or bad wording, i've just got off a 5 hour flight and feeling pretty tired, if you wanna ask me something go ahead.