So I haven't actually started on this one yet, other than to order some parts, like a Kahler bridge, Carvin nut, Pau Ferro fingerboard blank and hipshot ultralight tuners... There's a guy out there that does five string conversions to stock Ric basses. He squishes the 5 string into the space the 4 would normally take up. I like the idea of a 5 string, but the USS John F. Kennedy platform sized necks turn me off. So I'm going to build a bass based on the conversion. Close to stock Ric specs. Another neck-through. This one is for me at the moment. I think sometimes that the conceptual stage of the builds is my favorite part.