Just a quick question that I hope somebody might be able to help with. My Jazz bass has the 'standard' type of neck in that although the neck and the finger board are both maple they are in fact two different pieces of wood. This is obviously the way that bassess with maple necks and rosewood finger boards are constructed too. My P bass has a one piece neck in that the neck and the fingerboard are in fact the same piece of wood. I love both my basses but just wondered about the difference in construction. Are there are pros and cons about these two different types of neck? I understand that one piece necks limit the woods you can use but where it is a maple board on a maple neck why would a manufacturer bother to use two different pieces of maple? Thanks. PS: Always interested in the history of the electric bass so any historical comments would also be appreciated!