is my preferred choice for fingerboard material. I always had a maple board on one of my guitars. I've had various Strats, a couple Music Man Axis, a Music Man Silhouette Special, a Music Man Reflex, a couple Ibanez RG's (both very briefly), a Peavey Wolfgang and maybe something else over the years with maple boards on them. I start out digging them and then after awhile I lose interest in them, regardless of how good or nice the guitar is. I was never really sure what the issue was. Last week I got a sweet deal on an Ibanez Prestige RG with maple board locally in Denver. I brought it home and the guitar was great. It sounded good and was fun to play. I played it for maybe an hour or two and then I realized that I didn't like the way my fingers looked against the maple board. I thought I was being ridiculous, so I put the guitar back in its case to sit for a couple days. I went back to playing my rosewood board guitars to see if the maple was truly making me not enjoy the guitar as much. After a couple days went back to the RG. Didn't dig it at all. I returned it the next day. It's purely an aesthetic thing....the sound was not a factor at all. At least now I know. That's all, just an observation.