#1
Personally i'm more of a glossed maple guy,Just love the aesthestics of a shiny maple board.But sometimes when i'm in the mood i really wanna pick up and play some rosewood.
Getting a new Strat on Saturday and i can't decide which board to get.
Which do you prefer and why?
#2
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#3
I like the look of Maple more, but think I prefer the sound of Rosewood, so I feel your pain
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#5
as long as it matches the color combo either is fine .... have both and like both .... rosewood is easier to repair down the road if you keep them a long time , if that matters any
#6
I should say,I sold my other Strat(need to delete from sig) because i was'nt a fan of the jumbo frets.It was an American Special FSR with huge frets.That was Rosewood.So i'm currently Stratless.I like both and sometimes feel an urge to play both.Just really want peoples personal opinions on which they prefer and their reasons.
#7
I've grown to dislike rosewood due to it having those little lines in the grain where dirt can hide. But that's just me being weird. And maple wears GREAT!
#8
if you like the vintage/small frets then I would go for maple , the maple to me has a better feel than rosewood with the small frets ....... with medium jumbo (my preferred fret size) you never touch the finger board and it takes the "feel" out of the question ....... so in your case I would go for the smooth feel of maple
#9
I like both but for some odd reason I prefer maple neck strats. It's not the looks, I'm not picky about that, the feel makes little difference, it's just something about a maple neck strat...
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#10
i like maple a lot better myself. i have three maple board teles, and a maple board strat. i don't mind rosewood on other guitars, but i only buy maple fret board teles and strats. i have owned several rosewood and they just don't stay around as long. right now i have keepers though.
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Personally i'm more of a glossed maple guy,Just love the aesthestics of a shiny maple board.But sometimes when i'm in the mood i really wanna pick up and play some rosewood.
Getting a new Strat on Saturday and i can't decide which board to get.
Which do you prefer and why?

You need both, you just haven't realized it yet.
#12
I have a rosewood Tele and if I ever get a second it will be maple. I like the feel and sound of rosewood just a tiny bit more but the look and cleanliness of maple more. It's really a toss-up though.
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#13
I've got 2 Teleclones, and if I ever get another, options I'd consider would either be all rosewood or all maple...
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If got 2 Teleclones, and if I ever get another, options I'd consider would either be all rosewood or all maple...

All the demos of the all rosewood Tele's i've heard,There's something about the sound that i'm not keen on.Not sure why.
Now all maple,I've never heard an all maple guitar.
#15
Maple is damn sexy and you simply cannot deny that.
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I do.It's like i watch Stevie Ray play and i wanna play a rosewood neck,Then i'll watch some Buddy Guy and i wanna play some maple.Just don't have the cash yet for both.I wanna go US and can only afford one.
#17
Leave Rosewood to being a Beverly Hills cop.
Maple all the way
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#18
Most of my guitars have rosewood so the easy answer would be that, my strat has a maple board and I used to have prestige with a maple board and love both of those. But my favorite, of which I don't have on any guitar currently, is ebony.
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#19
Glossed maple neck all the way! IMO, of course
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#20
I have both and right now my #1 is maple neck. Tastes change though and next week I may be back into the rosewood Strat again. Must own both...
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#22
Maple looks much prettier on Strats and Tele's to me, I don't really know if it sounds better, but I do like how there isn't the little gaps in the maple wood and its all smooth, plus the wear makes it look really nice
#23
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I've got 2 Teleclones, and if I ever get another, options I'd consider would either be all rosewood or all maple...






I think Maple wins
#24
I like maple for the look, feel, and sound - but rosewood looks killer on a blue or green strat.
#25
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I think Maple wins


I like both, honestly...

And someone out there has a rosewood one that has a nice red pickguard. Looked like a Cherry Bon-Bon.
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