#2
I think maple is alot easier to play. All the times ive played rosewood, it just seems too rough.

just my opinion though.
#4
mmm playing on maple is great


supposedly maple is brighter whereas rosewood has a warmer sound to it
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#6
It effects the tone of the guitar - maple will give a brighter, more snappy tone whereas rosewood will be darker, more warm sounding. i personally prefer the feel of rosewood and the tone of maple.. hehe...
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#8
i think maple feels like its powdered, beautifuly fast
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#9
i love rosewood, but i haven't played on many maple fingerboards, i didn't particularly like the ones i have played on, but its good to have the option, rosewood is warmer, maple is brighter, and needs less cleaning
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#10
Urm, personally I think it makes minimal difference tone-wise (as people have said above, it does make a difference, but IMO you should choose the neck on feel and cosmetic tastes)

I prefer maple on strats and teles because I think they look best with maple, but I prefer rosewood on LPs, SGs etc (I dont think maple would look nice tbh)
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Urm, personally I think it makes minimal difference tone-wise (as people have said above, it does make a difference, but IMO you should choose the neck on feel and cosmetic tastes)

I prefer maple on strats and teles because I think they look best with maple, but I prefer rosewood on LPs, SGs etc (I dont think maple would look nice tbh)


I think one of the Zakk Wylde sig LPs has a maple fingerboard on it, and I think it looks terrible. I prefer maple for fenders, and rosewood or ebony for everything else.
#12
Maple offers a much more pronounced attack IMO.

Very easy tapping and pull-offs in my experience.
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#13
maple is brighter sounding and rosewood is darker.

i like roewood on rock/metal guitars..but love maple necks on strats
#17
The laquer on the maple makes it difficult to run quickly up the neck, but the tone is nice.
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#18
How often do you guys touch the fingerboard? I've got medium-jumbo and jumbo frets on my two Strats and rarely do I ever touch the fingerboard directly. On some old vintage style frets I guess I could see feel coming into play a lot more.

That said, general rule is maple is slightly brighter and rosewood is slightly warmer.
#19
With jumbos (my preferred fret size) it hardly matters. On smaller fret sizes though, I prefer the smoothness of rosewood. The clearcoat on maple seems kinda grippy to me.
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How often do you guys touch the fingerboard? I've got medium-jumbo and jumbo frets on my two Strats and rarely do I ever touch the fingerboard directly. On some old vintage style frets I guess I could see feel coming into play a lot more.

That said, general rule is maple is slightly brighter and rosewood is slightly warmer.


Good point.

I vote Maple, all the way. I think.
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rosewood is a lot more expensive.


No, it's not.

The sound is noticably different, as is the feel. That is what makes them different. I prefer Maple when playing clean blues, and rosewood when I am pushing a little OD. Just sound better, and to me, a rosewood neck strat doesn't feel too much different from a maple neck strat.
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