I am thinking about putting together a parts tele, and I've had a growing desire to check out a non maple/mahogany neck wood that doesn't require a finish. I once tried a PRS with a solid rosewood neck and it was . The thing that I really loved about it was the feel. It was a sweet feeling neck, and I'd love to try one on my next tele. Have any of you put an exotic unfinished neck on your guitar? I have been looking mostly at Warmoth as they have a big selection. Price is a bit of a factor, so I couldn't go uber high end $400+ on the neck. I'd like to find something in the $200-300 range if possible. Woods I have been looking at: Rosewood Canary Goncalo Alves Padouk Wenge I'm not a big fan of the standard thin warmoth profile - I'd much prefer the '59, fatback, or boatneck. For specifics: http://www.warmoth.com/Showcase/ShowcaseNeck.aspx?Body=1&Path=Neck&nWood=23&i=TN3800 Let me know what you think? Is maple/mahogany the standard because they're the best - or just because of tradition? Will what I gain in feel be totally voided by adverse tone or reliability issues?