Hi, I've checked out a couple of search on Wenge necks, and also checked out the Warwick site on the wood selection. Very informative, YET..... I'm still looking for other opinions on a bass with the following wood selection: 6 string neckthru wenge neck swamp ash body wings walnut top/back ebony fingerboard bartolini soapbars ... I've read about the problems with wenge necks (mostly with construction - splinters etc). And a few posts about warping after applying oil finish. I was concerned about it being more fragile, since it's stiffer? Will a wenge neck be more prone to snapping then a maple neck? Or more prone to cracking or splitting later on down the road? As well, I'm not fully decided on the swamp ash body. I would like a full tone (why I chose ebony and wenge), and I thought that a lighter body would balance out the denser fingerboard and neck. I'd be happy to dial in some growly jaco mids, AND switch to some marcus miller crystal clear punch and snap (okok yes, i may be in dreamland). But is swamp ash the choice? Any input is greatly appreciated.