Riddle Me This: Maple vs Rosewood boards

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  1. Jack The Riffer

    Jack The Riffer Member

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    If they is such a difference in tone/sound then why aren't acoustics offered in both?
     
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    excellent question!

    *waits patiently*
     
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    Because rosewood is better?:jo
     
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    YES!
     
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    I know that I have seen several acoustics with maple fret boards, But i agree it is not as common.
     
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    Because all the cool guys use Ebony.
     
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    Because of the existance of ebony.

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  8. michaelprice83

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    Maple boards almost always are seen on maple necks, which are pretty rare for acoustic guitars. Unfortunately, unfinshed maple gets really ugly after a while and wouldn't look so hot on a nice acoustic guitar. I'm also certain that most cats would not enjoy a finished board on an acoustic. It seems like its really a cosmetic/wear issue more than anything else.
     
  9. Jack The Riffer

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    Good points. :AOK
     

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