I'm starting up a couple of new builds for a friend. It's going to be an 8 string guitar and a 5 string bass. Both are multi-scale and they will match each other visually. Multi-scale is new for me, so I asked Shawn May (May Custom Basses) if he could cut the fret slots for me. I took a trip to his workshop over the weekend and picked these up from him. He did an awesome job and had these great pieces of Macassar Ebony. I got this massive piece of curly maple from curlymaplewoods.com It's enough for both necks (and they're both neck thru). This is surprisingly the first time I've used swamp ash in a build. Also the first time I've done curly maple tops. Aside from them being extended range and multi-scale, they're going to have resin/powder inlays of my friend's band logo on the body and I'm delving into trans-color finishes with these. The woods are all white except the Macassar, so I think it's going to be pretty interesting to see the color come to life right at the end. To start out, I ripped the big maple board for the necks, flipped them, planed the gluing edge, scuff sanded because it looked a little too polished straight off the planer, and glued up the necks. This is straight off the planer: Definitely the easiest neck glue-ups I've done!