Let's assume for the moment that one could find a piece of wood that is free of imperfections (knots, warpage, etc.), large enough, and cheap enough for an entire bass build (neck, body.. the whole enchilada), are there any technical issues that would make the building of said bass more difficult than, say, the typical neckthru build? And it's probably better to leave any discussion of tone out of it for now. Not only is tone subjective, but many woods (walnut, rosewood, ash, mahogany, maple, to name a few) work perfectly fine as a neck or as a body. I know Jens Ritter has been making one-piece maple basses, so it's not a question of whether or not a one-piece build can be done, but rather that if such materials were widely available, would there be an advantage to building a one-piece bass? Thanks.