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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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This probably isn't going to help you but there is no better or worse. Whatever you you like is what is best. Hendrix played maple & rosewood then smashed it up set it on fire and played another one. Tone is in the fingers.

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I prefer Ebony on acoustics, and rosewood on electrics. Ebony is also harder than rosewood, so will probably not wear as quickly, depending on age, amount of playing, etc. Just my preferences and opinions!!

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I'm with deepblue. I have both ebony and rosewood. They are both distinct, although I'd say it's very subtle, but I like them both.

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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

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I like maple least because it either has a poly finish and feels like plastic' date=' or it looks like a fungus factory.

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My sentiments exactly...

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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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