Are maple necks faster? I've tired a Fender Start with a Maple neck. It does feel smoother then something like rosewood. why? is it cause maple's finish is different?
I don't really think they are. They feel a little more smooth to me, which I guess feels faster....
the woods are different so they feel different.
I'm used to rosewood or ebony and I hate maple (if you are talking about the fingerboard.) I think its more what you are used to than any real difference in speed capability. Maple seems to have a little more "spank" than rosewood or ebony.
Most people say that Maple has more of a twangy sound, but there's not much difference IMO. But for appearences Rosewood is for me!
i like maple. but i dunno about everybody else. they do sound twangy though. rosewood have a smoother warmer sound.
the maple on my rg550 DY is finished and feels incredible, no slowing you down if you touch the board at all...ive been converted
Maple fingerboards DO look nice, though.