Okay, here's the problem I love the way my rosewood fingerboard looks, but I like the smoother feel of a maple one. I ran my finger sideways on the fingerboard, and it's obvious that it's roughness comes from its more porous grain, whereas a maple fingerboard feels slick as glass (I'm sure the poly finish has something to do with it). Some say to use steel wool, some say don't because of the pu's magnets, others say wet dry sandpaper, some say Scotch-Brite pads, etc. As far as steel wools possible interaction with the pu's, couldn't I simply cover the body with a plastic bag and blue masking tape, and that would solve that potential problem? Regardless, is it possible to make the rosewood feel more slick/closer to a maple feel? If so, give me your 8 cents (inflation, you know ) on how to do so. As a side note, I just used the Music Nomad Total Fretboard Care Kit (polishes the frets/conditions the wood), and that helped a lot fret-wise, but it only made the fretboard just a little smoother.