Hi all - I have been thinking about building a Warmoth bass for a while. I would like some opinions and suggestions from the community. This bass will be a 5 string fretless jazz with the following features: 34" scale 1.875" nut width 18mm string pitch Goncalo Alves neck (Deluxe 5 3+2, angled) Macassar Ebony unlined fingerboard Alder body (Deluxe 5) ? body top Hipshot Ultra-lite tuners, black (Gotoh GB-7?) Vilette passive jazz (4 pot) ? brass bridge, black ? nut Thomastik-Infeld Jazz Flats The tone I am going for is more vintage with strong clear mids and a little bite in the top end. I would like it to be articulate with a strong attack. (I usually play fast finger funk style.) I plan to just oil the neck. (Comments on the neck welcome.) For the body, I would like a top wood that will add a little bite and brightness to the alder. I think figured maple is a common choice, but I would like other suggestions. I am considering using either paduk, goncalo alves, or coco bola if I can get it at a reasonable price. Could I use an oil finish on alder given the right topwood? What woods would be good for this? I would like suggestions for the bridge too. Through-body is not necessary since I will be using TI strings. (The strings are a must have.) Solid, warm with good sustain and a little brightness is what I am looking for here. I figure brass would work well in this application. Nut - (I believe everything counts.) Possibilities include bone, corian, lignum vitae. Open to suggestions. All comments and suggestions are welcome. Thanks in advance.