|I haven't taken a lot of construction photos, mostly because I'm feeling my way through the job, changing more than not as I proceed. I've basically followed the half-joking procedure of "starting out with a big chunk of wood, and whittling off everything that ain't a bass." The basic form was cut from a single slab of maple, with pieces added to form the back and to increase the thickness of the headstock. I'll be using acoustic pickups, so I've created a sound chamber and soundboard that will hopefully produce the desired vibrations. I'm trying to duplicate the feel of an upright bass, and am using upright bass acoustic strings. When the basic shape is completed, I string it up to test the feel and dimensions of the neck.