I have a partscaster that came with a cheap mighty mite rosewood neck and it sounded okay but not great. I then ended up with another cheap used maple mighty mite neck to go on my custom shop tele while I sorted out the frets. Anyhow, the neck ruined the sound of my custom shop tele and I ended up putting the original neck on rather than waiting for a refret as the tone was awful. I then tried the maple neck on the partscaster and there was a clearly discernible improvement. Anyhow, I then thought if the neck makes such a difference then maybe I should buy a better neck for the partscaster. I was down at the local guitar shop yesterday and I saw a really nice Allparts maple neck that was nice and fat and finished in nitro. It transformed the partscaster into a real player and I haven't put it down since. Such a HUGE difference in tone. Anyhow, I knew necks made a difference but I didn't realize how much of huge difference they make. I would guess that they probably make more difference to the tone than the actual body. It is quite a paradigm shift for me as I always thought of the body as being the main part of the guitar and thought in terms of building a guitar around that. However, it now seems to me that the neck is actually the main part of a guitar and one worth investing in to get something special.