I was wondering if this is a good wood for a guitar, I'm probably getting a piece of wood for free and my Grandpa(the one with woodworking connections of course) can get me a piece that he said has been dried and everything. So i was wondering if it will be good and what type of neck would go well with it. Also what pickups? probably HSS
maple is a warmer wood, so dont use pups for metal or hardcore punk stuff. any neck will do
Well, I dont' knwo abotu that secific type of maple. But maple in general is very bright and heavy. So just a forewarning, you might want to look into some darker sounding pickups, becuase the treble may be near to unbearable. that is if your building an electric. Which I assume you are.
Yea electric, umm what wood for neck would be best?
Just to mix it up and bring your brightness down a little, you might want to try a mahongany neck with a rosewood fretboard.