I don't believe I have ever seen an MTD that had anything other than a one piece neck. Now, I know that MTD basses are amongst the top instruments that you all love. So my question is, is the 5, 7, (or whatever) piece necks all that necessary when MTDs get great sound without that characteristic? If it DOES add to the sound quality, sustain, or whatever of a bass, why doesn't MTD go with necks such as that? Also, does it make much sense to have a 5 piece neck that doesn't go all the way to the top of the head? My Warmoth neck's 5 piece assembly stops before the head. . . .