Anyone have this combo and can report about the tone? I am putting together an artist package Custom 24 and I am thinking of going with the maple neck with a Brazilian rosewood fretboard. But it scares me. I got rid of a mahogany neck CU24 (which I loved) for a IRW CU24 and regretted doing that because I did not like the tone from the IRW neck at all! Loved the feel, hated the tone. I ended up selling that too.
I do have a CE22 with a maple neck running with Dragon I pickups and like that very much but those are hot pickups and it is a wide/thin neck. This neck will be a pattern regular neck. Not sure how much that all matters.
It seems popular going with an ebony fretboard with the maple necks. Doesn't that make it super bright?
For reference: I play hard rock/metal.