This Christmas I got an ES3-B4 hollow-body bass guitar. I'm very excited to start, although this is my very first. I am a freshman and I'm very passionate about the bass, so I decided to make this my school project! Because I have just gotten this, and because I am so young, I figured I'd ask a few questions.
1. Should I attach the tail piece and/or strings to the guitar during the mock build?
2. Is there a certain amount of time that should be spent on sanding?
3. Where does the bridge/saddle go? (I.e. In between the two pickups, right after the tail piece)
(I have seen many different images as to where the bridge/saddle goes on other models, biut was unsure as to where it goes on this particular model.)
4. Is there anything very important I should know about how to begin an electric bass guitar?