Can't choose, opinions requested

MichelB

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Dear all,

Last year I've built my lake placid blue partscaster with Fender mod 50's roasted maple neck, alder body and Q pickup nocaster pickups.

It's never been a happy marriage. The guitar is very trebly acoustically, extremely direct amplified and the pickups lack chime. Also I just dislike the look of roasted maple with lake placid blue.

I've bought tonerider alnico II as replacement for the Qpickups and bought a rosewood american prof II neck thinking to switch the pickup and the neck (planning to sell the parts). I had to wait 9 weeks for the neck and one of the tonerider pickups arrived DOA. I had a lot of times to think and ponder.

So I went on Ebay, realising that I had enough parts to build another guitar and potentially sell a complete guitar (or just add one to the guitarsenal. On Ebay I bought a candy apple red double bound body to put the roasted maple neck and all my left over parts.

Today the rosewood neck arrived and I put the necks to the bodies.

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20220520_171529.jpg and I'm torn.

I really like the candy apple red with rosewood neck. And I like the roasted maple neck on the red body. I also like the rw/blue combi, but not as much as the red body, but like the maple/blue combi the least.

I can use your advice though.....
 

Tommy Biggs

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Both look fine to me, but I’d go with lpb/rosewood.
The red looks great either way. LPB looks more dramatic with RW.
 

MichelB

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The blue one has now been mated to the american professional II rosewood neck. Very nice feel and profile. Kiler neck!

Worlds apart from the MIM roasted maple neck.
 

regularslinky

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Rosewood on the CAR Tele
Maple on the LPB Tele - but get a tort pickguard - a cool and out-of-the-ordinary look for a Tele. The new pickups will sort out your tone. This isn't my guitar, but I'd give it a nice home if it wandered by.
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ahiddentableau

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I think they both look better with the rosewood board tbh, but it's a bigger difference with the rosewood on blue, so I'd put the maple on the red.

I absolutely love roasted maple necks but I don't like the the way the darker board looks on a lot (most?) of Fender's colours.
 




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