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That's of course a question of sound preference. Personally, I prefer maple necks with ebony fretboards. That gives a nice and crisp, but still warm, sound with a lot of overtones (great for pinch harmonics). Although, mahogany necks and rosewood fretboards generally have an even warmer sound. Question of personal taste, really.

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I prefer ebony, but just because I think it's classier. I don't think it makes a notice-able difference in tone, but some people would argue that. I like maple least because it either has a poly finish and feels like plastic, or it looks like a fungus factory.

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define better.... exactly the point. what is better for you may not be better for someine else. I like RW, BRW for the wormth rw gives. but that's just my opinion.




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‘10 LP R0 50th Anniversary Version 3 1/500 (Cherry Burst)

‘09 LP R9 50th Anniversary (Heritage Dark Burst) 1/500, Bought 4-2010 new

‘10 PRS 25th Anniversary Santana Model ,10Top / Santana Yellow

‘09 LP R9 50th. Anniversary 1 of 59 (Rust Burst)

‘09 LP R0 Standard Ebony VOS

‘09 “Wildwood” CS - 356 Quilted maple & Korina

‘05 Les Paul Standard Faded T.B.

‘08 50th comm.edition, G.O.M. Flying V

‘08 July G.O.M. Longhorn Double Cut BV (Trans Blue)

‘08 Firebird VII (metallic red)

‘08 Fender Stratocaster ‘70’s reissue (black / rosewood neck)(Fat‘50’s pups)

‘08 Fender Stratocaster ‘70’s reissue (natural / maple neck)

1999 MIM Fender Stratocaster ’70’s reissue (white / maple neck)(‘69 pups)

1987 Japan Squier by Fender, Stratocaster (white / maple neck)

1986 Ovation Model # 1767-Legend

‘08 Marshall JVM 210H - 1960 AX Cabinet

‘10 Fender Blues Deluxe reissue

And some pedals

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Rosewood on a Les Paul and Maple on a Stratocaster and Telecaster.



My thoughts exactly....[thumbup]


Ive had an alpine white studio with an ebony fretboard and honestly i didnt like it...I thought the sound was a bit duller and not as warm as rosewood...so...rosewood all the way for me..

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