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It's not the wood, it's the different colour dots on the fretboard. The black dots give you a darker sound whereas the white dots give you a lighter, trebly, sparkly sound.

I'm sure you can all hear the difference if you listen closely.
 
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im not jedi enough hear a difference in this stuff....but I can feel it, and that counts for something.
For me, in feel, ebony beats all.
That, I will go for.
 

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Yea, I've been playing some high end guitars but I guess it's just a big waste of money. All anyone really needs is this:

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It plays kinda like a guitar, its sounds kinda like a guitar, it looks kinda like a guitar. What more do we need? Perfect is the enemy of good.

A one-eared person is king in the land of the deaf..........................
 

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With my strats I have both maple and rosewood. As far as sound goes if there any difference it is a very little. However for playing I actually like maple better. I find my fingers slide better on it and it feels better on bends.
 

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The difference between the tone of my American Standard rosewood neck and maple neck Strats is quite noticeable (the maple being much brighter). Being that the guitars were manufactured 3-4 years apart, supposedly within the same group of years with identical specs, everything SHOULD be the same (pickups, electronics etc.). Without swapping the necks, there's no real way to definitively tell whether the tonal differences are solely due to the neck though. I guess it's possible the pickups (my 2nd most likely cause for the tonal differences) aren't the same even though they should be (from my research).

As far as what I prefer...for feel, I definitely prefer the rosewood under my fingertips. As far as tonal characteristics, I would have to say that it doesn't make much difference to me. Not that I'm not concerned about tone, I just think that both have something pleasing to offer.
 

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All I know is this -- when I play the intro to "Romeo Delight," the tapped harmonics "pop" more when I use a guitar with a maple board. And that was instantaneous -- I could never get the notes to separate well on my rosewood-board Strat, or its predecessor, my Ibanez RG410. It may be all psychological, but I notice a difference.

 

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Not scientific by any means but I have a partscaster I initially put together with a maple neck and after months of playing it I switched to a maple with rosewood neck. I felt like something was a little different sonically, just a tiny bit dull on the initial attack. I tweaked the EQ and it was all good. Kept the rosewood, prefer the look of it on this guitar.
 

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Yea, I've been playing some high end guitars but I guess it's just a big waste of money. All anyone really needs is this:

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It plays kinda like a guitar, its sounds kinda like a guitar, it looks kinda like a guitar. What more do we need? Perfect is the enemy of good.

A one-eared person is king............................... in the land of the deaf
Fixed it for ya! I thought it had more oomph, at least for me this way.^^^^^
 

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Haha. Glad you posted this GT.

I ignored this for days thinking: "More mojo bullshit. Will it ever end?"

Anyway, watched the video and be danged, thought I could really hear a difference!

Blind tests? Got every one wrong!!

Guess it is bullshit...

Lol.
 

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With my strats I have both maple and rosewood. As far as sound goes if there any difference it is a very little. However for playing I actually like maple better. I find my fingers slide better on it and it feels better on bends.

Same here. I feel the grain on my Rosewood Strat when I bend strings. It's not as smooth as my Maple Strat. I wonder though if it's the "grade" of the rosewood, if there is such a thing.
 
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