Hi all! At the beginning of 2004 I decided to follow some sort of (bass-)guitarbuilding program. Sander de Gier, my local luthier, helped me and 3 other "students" to build our own instrument under his supervision. Although I didn't have ANY serious woodworking experience, I just started the job and worked each saturday from 9 to 5. Now, almost 7 months later, the bass is almost ready! I have to admit that the luthier helped me out a lot cause I made LOTS of mistakes (most of the time he was correcting my errors). Now that it's almost ready I really can't wait to play it! I'm really happy how it turned out, I could not have hoped for a more personal instrument than this. So all you jazzbass lovers, let me know what you think of it. Follow the link for more pics. http://community.webshots.com/user/soulbrother_75 Thanks, Werner. Specs: * 3 piece American alder body * NOS 70s wallpaper (leftovers from my living room * (some kind of) bird's eye maple neck * rosewood fretboard with abalone block inlays * Hipshot hardware * Dimarzio Ultrajazz 5 pups * Aguilar OBP-3 (9V) * Fender knobs The neck was modeled after the Roscoe Beck V neck shape. The body is based on a standard 4 string jazzbass body; because of the wider neck I made both horns slimmer. The lower horn was also made smaller.