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Rosewood or Maple fretboard?

February 09, 2017 0 min read 1 Comment

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February 09, 2017

Maple neck is more pleasing to the eye but shows all the grime that rosewood does not as it is near black anyway but as far as sound there is no difference when you plug the lead in as all have magnetic pickups which sound the same even in plastic guitars as magnets do not care what sort of material your guitar is made of, has been proven. by Scott Grove, look up the test on u tube by memory was done on a aluminium neck.
Rosewood is a bit harder so will take a bit more of a beating than maple but the frets are easier to see on a maple neck so just comes down to personnel preference but these new hybrids coming out with piezo pickup option may change this a lot as they do pick up vibration through material more.

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