#1
What are the differences between maple and rosewood when it comes to tone and durability?
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#2
Maple is hardwood, generally, it's heavy too. It gives a bright tone./

It's probably more durable than rosewood, which gives a more mellow and soft tone.
#3
Maple also shows wear.... rosewood is dark so you cat see it.... if u play hard and fast i would go rosewood
#5
There really isn't much of a noticable tone difference. Some people can hear it but most people can't. If you can hear the differance you will notice that rosewood is warmer and maple is brighter.

Rosewood is a lot more durable than maple.

The best way to choose between maple and rosewood is to play them both and see which one you think feels better.
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oh and i like the smooth feeling of maple. and because its usually finished, u can polish it too. makes it slick.

i admit most all my guitars are rosewood tho.
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All of those are for body woods though, not fretboard woods. I prefer Maple fretboards. They feel so much smoother to me and I love how you can see the wear on the fretboard. In my opinion it really adds character (look at Mike Stern's main guitar).
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All of those are for body woods though, not fretboard woods. I prefer Maple fretboards. They feel so much smoother to me and I love how you can see the wear on the fretboard. In my opinion it really adds character (look at Mike Stern's main guitar).

Here, for "FRETBOARDS"

Maple:
Very bright and dense, Maple is highly reflective. When used on a fretboard, Maple encourages tremendous amounts of higher overtones and its tight, almost filtered away bass favors harmonics and variations in pick attack.

Rosewood:
The most common fretboard, Rosewood is naturally oily, and works well for any surface that sees frequent human contact. The sound is richer in fundamental than Maple because the stray overtones are absorbed into the oily pores

Ebony
:
Ebony has a snappy, crisp attack with the density of Maple, but with more brittle grains, oilier pores, and a stronger fundamental tone than Maple. It has a tremendous amount of percussive overtones in the pick attack, that mute out shortly thereafter to foster great, long, sustain.

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