Poll: Maple OR Rosewood Neck
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View poll results: Maple OR Rosewood Neck
Maple
49 77%
Rosewood
15 23%
Voters: 64.
#1
Looking at getting a 3-colour sunburst fender american stratocaster, only question is should I get a maple or rosewood neck? I like the look of the maple neck, but not too sure as to the difference between it and the rosewood as far as sound and feel is concerned.
#2
Maple, for sure.
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#3
you basically wont even feel the difference in normal playing circumstances and the fretboard has a minimal effect on the tone.

maple is brighter
rosewood is warmer

this is very minimal again so basically go for what you think looks purdy.
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#5
maple ftw. it's gotta be the aged maple too. that's damn sexy.
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#6
Keep in mind though, TS. Just for your info, maple fretboards DO get pretty dirty...


But that can always be fixed up with lemon oil.
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#7
hmm, I was always told never to use any kind of oils on a maple fretboard, since most of them are finished.

TS, it's preference, I would play them before you decide, it's not just looks. I can feel the difference on a maple fretboard pretty easily, it just feels a lot harder compared to rosewood.
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#8
^Really?

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#9
lemon is for rosewood boards,if used on maple it makes it "go bad" apparently.

oh yeah get maple cos i have a strat with a maple board and it FTW.


i dont have a clue what FTW is........
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#10
^yeah, it just creates an oily mess on the maple, since it won't penetrate the finish.

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lemon is for rosewood boards,if used on maple it makes it "go bad" apparently.

oh yeah get maple cos i have a strat with a maple board and it FTW.
i dont have a clue what FTW is........

FTW = for the win
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#11
Quote by Erock503

TS, it's preference, I would play them before you decide, it's not just looks. I can feel the difference on a maple fretboard pretty easily, it just feels a lot harder compared to rosewood.


Yep, this is why I prefer rosewood; it feels softer.
#13
Definitely maple. Noticeably more articulate, and I find them smoother, harder and nicer to play on.

And they look better.
#14
Maple for me, but it's all about preference.
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maple ftw. it's gotta be the aged maple too. that's damn sexy.

Ohh yes
#17
i'd say maple, cos im getting a new strat with a maple fingerboard and they look damn purty.
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#18
Maple. I'm not sure why but it just feels more natural to my fingers when I play...
#19
I say rosewood. With a 3-color sunburst, its orgasmic.

And I can play a little faster on maple, but I like the feel of rosewood more.
#20
rosewood feels nicer, but maple will look better
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#21
I prefer rosewood for both comfort and looks, but again, its down to choice. Try a few guitars with those fretboards and see how it feels and sounds.
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#22
Maple is awesome on strats. Its so smooth, feels a lot different than rosewood. Soundwise, I can't really tell too much of a difference, but I just love the feeling of maple.
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#24
i prefer rosewood on a burst.. maple is for white or red strats, IMO
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#26
im all for rosewood, but try one out and oyu decide. you really cant go wrong either way.
i think i prefer the look of maple, but the sound and feel of rosewood.
#27
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Looking at getting a 3-colour sunburst fender american stratocaster, only question is should I get a maple or rosewood neck? I like the look of the maple neck, but not too sure as to the difference between it and the rosewood as far as sound and feel is concerned.

rosewood is a warmer rounder tone, maple is sharp and snappy... rosewood feels nicer imo.
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