I finally bit the bullet and dsecided to try a kit build. I needed a Bass so went for the cheapest kit I could find here in Aus. A Precision Bass Kit that was retailing for Aus$146. I have been pleasantly surprised. The kit arrived well packaged and when roughly fitted together everything lined up nicely. The only holes not predrilled where the tuner screw holes in the head stock. The body is Basswood and made up of sections but I decided to go with a naturel finish just lightly stained to match up the colour of the blocks and enhance the fairly "subtle" grain. The kit came with a generous amount of copper foil and a pretty "mediocre" lead like most of the freebie leads that you get these days. I went for a modified Fender style headstock, flowing curves rather than the usual notch. A Cottees Marmalade jar lid made the perfect tamplate for the curves. The body was lightly stained then rubbed back with 400 grit paper then Tru-oiled, 6 coats.