A "player" sees one of my basses for the first time, either in person or in a picture. I'd say 9 times out of 10 the first question out of their mouth is, "but you bought the neck, right?". I politely respond, "No, I build my own necks from scratch". The next question is usually, "So you have a lathe?". I chuckle inside and after a "no" answer I explain the neck building process a little bit. I don't want to put anybody down, but I'm sure there are some good stories out there.