I happen to be a rosewood guy but I have no problem with a maple fretboard on certain Telecasters. For example I was looking at the specs and photos online of the America Professional series Tele in butterscotch... Beautiful guitar with classic Telecaster looks, right down to the brass barrel saddles. Looks amazing except for the white looking maple board. It looks unfinished in the pics I've seen and just can't imagine why Fender didn't add a little vintage tint to give it a more classic (better) look. This (American Professional series ) isn't the only example. Seems like most new telecasters with maple boards are on the lighter side but maybe I'm in the minority and guys who prefer maple actually like less tint and the whiter look?