I'm not a fretless player, but how hard could it be? I like to read the posts at the 'Luthier's Corner' over at Talkbass.com. Every winter they have a build-off, last year it was a 65% minimum Walnut build. This was my build for that: I tied to sell it but nobody was even slightly interested, so I'm using it with one of the bands I'm playing with, they tune down a half step so the 35" scale length makes that sound good. Anyway, this year's build off just began. This years theme is "Mash Up". Some of them are going off the rails merging styles of basses, I decided to go with a carved-top Ricky body with a Fender-style fretless neck. I had this giant poplar blank laying around, I got it for nothing and so I determined this would be a good use for it. This is the mandatory pile of wood shot to enter the build off including the 'tag' they said to put in to make sure people weren't cheating. I used the same old ragged paper cutout that I've used twice before for Ric shape. Just added a spot for the bolt on neck. Then it's off to the bandsaw. The poplar blank was almost three inches thick so I used the home made router sled to thin it down to one and a quarter (took a while). And then set about chambering it: As you can see I didn't spend a great deal of time cleaning up the chambers, it was damn cold in the garage. I got the maple cap cut out and more or less to size (this pic before I thinned the poplar). Then glued the top on.