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    Rigid Member Sekunda's Avatar
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    Maple or rosewood fretboard?

    I'm getting ready to order a new NF3 but can't decide which to get... rosewood fretboard or leave it maple. Just how much difference will it make? Everything I own has rosewood... so the logical answer is rosewood. But, should I try the maple for a different sound? Any ideas? Suggestions? This will be matched with an HX/DA with a 2x12 Stealth cab.

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    I would think the idea of an NF3 would be to get a twangy sound......................... that would make maple my choice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by markie View Post
    I would think the idea of an NF3 would be to get a twangy sound......................... that would make maple my choice!
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by markie View Post
    I would think the idea of an NF3 would be to get a twangy sound......................... that would make maple my choice!
    Yup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markie View Post
    I would think the idea of an NF3 would be to get a twangy sound......................... that would make maple my choice!
    Haha... bunch of conformists

    I see how ya are... Guess we'll try the maple and see...

    Besides... who doesn't love that SRV tone every once in a while? Thanks guys
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    Wait... he had all rosewood. Crap.
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    Although all the trees are kept equal by hatchet, axe, and saw, i choose to spend your money on maple.

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    I'm in the maple camp here - works really well with NF.

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    I've had and do have both Maple and Rosewood. I have two guitars with Rosewood now and one with Maple. I like them both, but the Maple seems to be faster neck in my opinion and has better sustain. Just my opinion.
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    As others have said - Maple - for that style guitar

    PRS Flame Maple looks WONDERFUL

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    For that guitar and those pickups, maple is the only choice... Narrowfield pickups are very cool but they need Maple, Ash, Korina etc to show off their true potential...

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