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Chris-K



MD, USA

Oct 2nd, 2017 01:53 PM        

I have a '13 MIA Strat body in Olympic White w/ a mint green pickguard and DiMarzio Area pickups. I'm ordering a Warmoth neck. <br /> <br /> I cannot decide whether a rosewood or a maple board would "look" better with the above body. To make a decision more difficult, I already have a maple board Strat (3T) and a rosewood board Strat (Candy Apple). Please help me decide.



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GospelBilly!
Oct 2nd, 2017 02:14 PM        

Rosewood (in my opinion).



Hammond101

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Oct 2nd, 2017 02:22 PM        

For looks only the rosewood board would be better contrast IMO. I prefer the feel of maple personally but own a couple of each.



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Oct 2nd, 2017 02:43 PM        

3rd vote for rosewood.



1600

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Oct 2nd, 2017 05:12 PM        

I'd go with rosewood for that configuration.



Doc Sarvis

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Tuned Strings and Tight Lines
Oct 2nd, 2017 07:24 PM        

I'll counter that the maple fretboard will look awesome. I had a rosewood/tortoise combo on my oly white, switched, and much prefer the look of the maple neck. It's just looks clean to me.



DrKev



Paris, France

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Oct 3rd, 2017 03:19 AM        

Rosewood. Try an all-rosewood neck. They are lovely!



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Oct 3rd, 2017 06:44 AM        

Rosewood, although you really can't go wrong with Oly White.<br /> <br /> That said, I've had bad luck with rosewood boards on Strats and Teles. The best sounding have all had maple fretboards, thus my 3 maple board Strats.



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Oct 3rd, 2017 10:55 AM        

Here's one with African rosewood... It sounds pretty beefy, too.<br />



Te 52



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Oct 3rd, 2017 01:52 PM        

If you go with rosewood, I think you need black pickup covers, knobs, and switch and trem bar tips.



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Edmond, OK

Oct 3rd, 2017 02:17 PM        

The majority has spoken: rosewood.I have Tele in the config, but unable to post pics at the moment.<br /> <br /> Good Luck!



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Oct 3rd, 2017 03:19 PM        

Rosewood. :)



Chris-K



MD, USA

Oct 3rd, 2017 07:20 PM        

I was leaning toward rosewood and saw a photo of Gilmour's white Strat with a maple fretboard...



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Tuned Strings and Tight Lines
Oct 3rd, 2017 07:24 PM        

Outlier deviant. Photo in profile.



Viera

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Oct 3rd, 2017 07:38 PM        

Hendrix had a moment or 2 with a white/maple Strat.<br /> <br />



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Oct 3rd, 2017 07:51 PM        

This doesn't have the green guard but this is why I like Oly white and rosewood. I removed the original maple neck and used it for another strat with Warmoth body.



Chris-K



MD, USA

Oct 4th, 2017 03:54 PM        

Oly White + Mint Green + Maple looks gorgeous!<br /> <br /> Well, I'll eventually end up with the combo of Oly White + Rosewood as well.



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Oct 5th, 2017 10:01 AM        

Along with Hendrix, I was going to mention George Harrison playing his white w/maple board Strat at the Concert for Bangladesh.



jay1vinton



Hawaii, USA

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Oct 5th, 2017 05:22 PM        

My ideal strat has always been White of any nature, and rosewood board. Looks like a working strat to me.



Chris Greene

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Idaho, USA

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Oct 14th, 2017 12:34 AM        

My JV Oly white Strat has a mint green guard, cream accessories, and a maple board not unlike the one I had throughout the 70's. So that's my vote.



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