I'm nearly done penciling out my next Warmoth. I really like bare necks (necks with no finishes) and I've used Padouk a number of times. To me Padouk sounds so much like Maple that I can't really tell any difference. Wenge seems to get some catchy remarks made about it, Warmoth says it's very "punchy" and midrangey. I don't have any way of testing it out myself without simply buying a Wenge neck, so I was hoping to hear what others may have to say about it's tonal qualities. Compare it to ... ley's say .. Maple. Wenge is the same price as Padouk from Warmoth, just to get "that" out there. To satisfy the curious, I was planning on using (perhaps) Rosewood or maybe even Ebony (depending on how much I have to spend) as a fretboard. And, as always, stainless frets. The body will most likely be Alder ... maybe Maple, again depending on available fundolas. It is to be a four string. Still haven't settled on nut material yet ... Thanks.