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    maple or rosewood

    which fingerboard/neck combo do you prefer and why?
    Last edited by myrz; 02-15-2010 at 07:40 PM.

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    rosewood, mellow sound, dark, feels better to me under the fingers.

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    Maple. Mostly the look. I just don't like looking at a dark neck, even painted ones. Maple/maple is great. Maple w/rosewood board is ok. As far as tone I can get the same out of either. For me it's like fonts; I can't deal with Times Roman. Just a preference.
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    Iíve been on maple necks for as long as I can remember. It's my personal preference as I just like the look of maple.

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    Maple please. The feel, the tone, and look just does it for me.
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    I think I prefer rosewood overall...but it really depends on the color of the guitar as well.
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    To be honest I can't tell the difference. People say there is but it must be pretty subtle.
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    Maple baby!!!! All the waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!

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    I prefer the look of rosewood, and have always bought rosewood neck guitars on that basis.

    That is until the last guitar I ordered / received. I took a chance on maple neck and I'll never go back. Satin finish maple FTW: love the tone, love the feel.
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    Generally I am an all maple guy. I don't really care for maple with a rosewood board, it's really a texture thing... However, the HHAL's all rosweood neck has me completely enthralled with rosewood! So, I'm thinking as long as it's all 1type of wood I'll play anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by musikarero View Post
    to be honest i can't tell the difference. People say there is but it must be pretty subtle.
    i like them both...i cant tell a difference either.

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    I've played rosewood fingerboard since I started guitar.

    My Axis was my first all maple, I liked it and had a balanced of RW and maple in my guitars. Now, I'm back exclusively to RW and both guitar and bass

    the all RW neck is just amazing, my Dargie AL is amazing too

    just my Axis Sport and EVH have the maple neck and I like them this way
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    Rosewood here also - ever since I started playing. Back in the day it made more of a difference in feel since the maple board necks had finished fingerboards (and when I started that finish was nice, thick, plastic-y polyurathane); with an EBMM that isn't an issue but now I'm just used to rosewood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John C View Post
    Back in the day it made more of a difference in feel since the maple board necks had finished fingerboards (and when I started that finish was nice, thick, plastic-y polyurathane); with an EBMM that isn't an issue but now I'm just used to rosewood.
    I always stuck to rosewood - or ebony, if it was an option - fretboards for exactly the same reason. The ASS neck changed my mind...now I really like oil-finished maple (or ebony). Rosewood can sometimes be too open-grained for my tastes, but I think it's more an aesthetic preference than a functional one.

    I would like to try one of the all-rosewood necks, though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by musikarero View Post
    To be honest I can't tell the difference. People say there is but it must be pretty subtle.
    +1 neither can I.
    I love maple,Rosewood and ebony.

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