I'm 18 and more than interested in the construction of basses. One of my dreams is to create a large arsenal of personally built basses to my specifications and possibly others. My question is directed to the luthiers and succesful owners of in the bass manufactuiring world. Where would I begin my search? Is there anywhere I can acquire formal training or do I need to just start messing around and reading books? I want to do this very bad so any true answer would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.