I searched the forum for this, and couldn't come up with anything substantial, although there were lots of good tips. I'm looking to build a neck through the body bass, but I would like something a little different. I've seen some basses where there's an exotic wood top that runs the whole face of the bass (that rhymes!). I can pretty much figure out how to do that, but what I would like to do is to add constrasting layers of veneer, creating a pin-stripe effect. What's a good thickness for the veneer? Also, what's a good technique to butt together smaller pieces of veneer? I don't think that I can find a piece of veneer that's wide enough to go across the whole front face. The Constantine "monarch" veneer isn't wide enough. Another thought just occurred to me--is plastic veneer acceptable?