#1
I'm buying an American Standard Strat at some point in the (hopefully) near future but I'm not sure if I should get a Maple or a Rosewood. I like the darker Rosewood color on the neck (with a Sunburst body), but what are other differences between the two?
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#2
Depends on the body, sunburst, I would go rosewood.

But for overall FEEL, maple ftw.

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#3
Playing on maple feels like butter, so smooth! But yeah, I guess it could kind of depend on look too. Maple would go perfect with a black body.
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#4
I personally HATE all maple unless it's on a highway tele butterscotch blonde. So I say rosewood.
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#6
Maple is snappier and brighter than rosewood. I like maple for its funk and expression, but rosewood has a warmer sound for that magic neck singlecoil sound.
#7
rosewood

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