Hi there. My name is Jesse Dietschi and I am a 16 year old jazz bassist from near Winnipeg, Manitoba. As a personal challenge, I have always wanted to build my own bass. Obviously, I am referring to only building the bass body from scratch, building a neck by hand would be far too difficult. But I am still having some questions, what type of wood to use for the body? Where can i get the best deal on a neck and pickups? (i am looking for a fretless 5 string neck, best quality pickups i can get for a reasonable price) Where can I get a diagram for the wiring? So many questions. I asked these questions to Mr. Dimin on the bassically.net forum and he recommended that I go here for more info. If anyone else has any tips or knows of good websites in relation to this, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot! Jesse Dietschi p.s. if anyone would like to check out my band's website, we are a young jazz group called 7 Miles from Petersfield and our site's at http://7miles_band.tripod.com.