my first bass guitar went to its owner tonight. I enjoyed making this. I was perturbed that the CB Gitty bass pick up was not wide enough to capture all the strings, but the snake oil pick up was Sounds fine. Next time, I will use a wider true bass pick up. The buyer liked the chrome, so when I went with the snake oil that made the look even better. Neck and fretboard all red oak, neck thru. Buyer wanted acoustic as well, so I have springs that did help with that. frets dots are clay.