Although I like Les Paul's I've never been able to bond with the ergonomics of them, and I like the extra brightness of the 25 1/2" scale. So I'm thinking of building a strat style guitar but with a mahogany body with 1/8" maple cap from USACG. This is not as thick a maple cap as found on a Les Paul but it is what they offer unless I want to go a carve top body. I will be putting either HH or HSH pickups into it. I'm not going to be putting three single coils into it. I'm not shooting for a Strat style sound but darker. I definitely want the more mid focused sound of a Les Paul with humbuckers but with Strat ergonomics. I'm not sure whether to go for a mahogany neck with indian rosewood board, or a maple neck with indian rosewood board? What do you think marries the best in terms of tone for this type of guitar?