Maple Fretboards - Educate Me
I have been jonesing for a guitar with a maple, or better yet, birdseye maple fretboard. I have several guitars and think this would be a cool addition.
Now all you fender folks (and others) what are the advantages and disadvantages to maple fretboards. It seems some are bare and get dirty, some are very laquered and look like they might feel like plastic. I have played a few at GC. They seem maybe better for bending and worse for speed.
Also I noticed that I loved the feel of the American strat necks way better than than lower end models. I have also looked at but never played G&L guitars, Peavey Wolfgangs and EB Musicmans. What are some other decent sub $1500.00 brands with maple fretboards.
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