wood is kind of sensitive to moisture , i've had it for 3 years now , and it's twisted a bit . i have 40 feet of 4 x 4 of this stuff , and am ready to machine it into a few basses. what are the isssues w/ jatoba? where i've cut the stuff it will split on the endgrain if it isn't sealed within a few weeks. volatile, but i think it will make a good tonewood . smells disgusting to cut , makes me nauseous , probably poisonous to me. all the markings of a good tonewood! also , as a neck wood , 1 piece would likely be less stable , could i get away with it? or would i be asking for a headache . most builds i've seen w/ jatoba involved maple or mahogany or something else less hostile.