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All rosewood neck?

Progman

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The Music Man Silhouette Special I am picking up next week has an all rosewood neck. Can someone tell me what it feels like compared to a maple neck with a rosewood board? I'm afraid it will feel weird. Any feedback is welcome!
 

Rod

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I think solid rosewood feels great in the hand. I also like the fatter tone it has as compared to maple.
 

Pickin4Jesus

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I recently put one on my Strat and I like it a lot. Feels great, sounds great. Sustains better than the maple/ rosewood I had. Fatter, it's a 59 carve from Warmoth. No way I would go back.
Here it is.
 

Kostas

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Ι had an Indian RW neck/Brazilian RW fretboard in an ash body strat. A RW neck does not need a finish and it's smooth in the beginning. If you play it a lot it will need an oil treatment like any RW fretboard. Mine after four years of use became sticky and needed oil. I sold it and replaced it with a maple/pau ferro neck. I liked the sound with the RW neck and I like it even more now. It's more open & sparkly and the satin nitro finish on the maple neck it's smoother than the no finish neck.
 

p.j.

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I recently put one on my Strat and I like it a lot. Feels great, sounds great. Sustains better than the maple/ rosewood I had. Fatter, it's a 59 carve from Warmoth. No way I would go back.
Here it is.
That looks fantastic, especially w/ that pickguard.

PJ
 

SouthpawGuy

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The Music Man Silhouette Special I am picking up next week has an all rosewood neck. Can someone tell me what it feels like compared to a maple neck with a rosewood board? I'm afraid it will feel weird. Any feedback is welcome!
I have a couple of EBMMs with an all rosewood neck, an Axis SS and a Luke, the necks feel like nothing else, very very smoooooth. Almost kinky actually :beer







 

VaughnC

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I've tried a few rosewood necked guitars and in every case the guitar's had a low mid emphesis that I didn't care for. Loved the feel of the raw wood on the neck though. You gotta go with what works best for you.
 

MKB

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One of the best guitars I've ever played was an all rosewood neck PRS, it was indeed magnificent. OTOH a friend installed a Warmoth all rosewood neck on his Japanese Strat, and it was not at all worth the money. It did feel better than a film finish, but did not help the tone and playability at all. We liked the original maple much better. So I guess YMMV.
 

serial

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Solid rosewood necks are fantastic-they look, feel and sound great. Here are a couple of mine:
 

afterosmosis

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They feel *great*. The RW neck on my tele is silky smooth, plus it adds a touch of low end and smooths out the potentially sharp highs of this guitar.

 

guitrr

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I've got two PRS and a MusicMan with rosewood necks - my favorite neck wood, for sure. Great feel in the hand, with warm and resonant tone.
 






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