Can you use wood as binding after you put on the top? Like on an explorer body type (or LP). Was kinda wanting to build an explorer with slightly smaller body than most. Another question, I was wanting to know some of the bassier/mellow tone woods. I want to hollow out some of the body to make it semi hollow, so the woods would also have to be pretty sturdy. I haven't decided on a top, and will probably buy a fretless neck from warmoth. Not sure how long it will take for me to work this bass out, it will be my first. Never built a bass but figure it will cost more than buying.