Maple vs Rosewood finger boards.

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  1. Pcaluaru

    Pcaluaru Tele-Meister

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    Personally I love both.

    I've found

    Maple tends to be brighter and lighter, IMO goes good with brass saddles. I got a great "plunk & twang" Country & Jazz thing going on my Blackguard Tele.

    Rosewood tends to be darker and warmer. IMO goes good with steel saddles. I got a great "thump & Hum" Blues & Jazz thing going on with Tele special.
     
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    LOL! That was funny, jaytee32.
     
  3. Vizcaster

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    While I agree that they're "darker" or "warmer," I happen to think Fenders with rosewood fingerboards respond with a little more snap in the pick attack when compared to maple necks.

    But theres so much more of a difference in feel of your fingertips against oiled, open-grained wood as opposed to lacquer (assuming you don't have jumbo frets then you don't feel it anyway).

    At the end of the day I'd probably pick a guitar based on how it feels, responds, resonates, feels, etc. overall and that means that maple vs rosewood is not a dealbreaker.
     
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