For quite some time now I couldn't figure out why I didn't get along with crackwood necks. after much research, I think that it's because of the lack of a tactile surface. for me to grip a neck, it appears that my thumb and palm require a certain degree of friction. The more my hand slips around, the harder I have to squeeze, which causes my playing to suffer. thoughts on this?
so the second observation is that crackwood and bare maple necks feel "hard". Are they really harder than mahogany such that it would be disernable to the naked hand, OR is my perception just a function of the lack of a tactile surface?