In the third grade for Arbor Day, I took home a Maple tree in a milk carton. Last year I cut it down and have had it drying in my cabinet shop for a year. One of the many projects I have in mind for this lumber is a new bass for myself. Reading the outside of the lumber with its's twists and turns, it should be quite something on the inside. My question(s), having no experience whatsoever in building a Bass, is primarily aimed at the neck. --Neck through or bolt on?-- I'd like some input as to the differences in sound, strength, etc. It would be nice to have about 10 dollars worth of two cents, if you could. Also, any advantage or disadvantage of using rift cut or quartersawn lumber for the neck? And, lastly, how about three or five piece necks? Thanks in advance.