I really like the sound that the Rickenbacker 4003 makes. I LOVE it. Unfortunately, I have no way of trying one, so everything everyone says about how terrible the neck is, is practically useless info to me. If I were to hate the neck once I try one, do you think it would be worth it to make my own (I have a fairly good payin job over the summer, but I would definitely not want to end up spending all my money just on something that could turn out awful)? Also, what would I need to know to replicate the sound? (Don't say pickups, same wood, or same electronics, because those are all pretty obvious to me.) Or, should I not bother, and just buy a Ric? I mean really, are the necks that bad?