My brother is having a bass built by a friend of his who has 0 experience with bass building. He has built several guitars which I have seen which seem sturdy and clean (and sound amazing). My concern here is that I was discussing headstock angle with said builder (my brother isn't much of a gearhead so I'm looking after him) and he told me he planned to just make the neck out of a nice thick block (it is going to be wenge and purpleheart I think) and carve the slant into it. I was under the impression that with higher angle headstocks (they're going to mimick a fodera approximately) it was wiser to cut the headstock off and glue it in such a way that there is a joint in the nut region that causes the angle. The only reason I'm concerned about this is that, as I said, this is the guys first bass, and it's a six string. I just want to make sure that this bass won't be a pain in the neck (pun intended) for my brother due to stability issues or, heaven forbid, the headstock catastrophically failing. Thanks for your time.