I'm getting myself a custom shop eclipse, and can't make up my mind if I want a maple neck on it, or a mahogany one.
I'm interested in what you guys have to say about it, each of you probably has some helpful experience / knowledge in this issue.
Here's my main thaughts:
downsides for the maple:
- Looks: The guitar's finish will be natural, so the 2 wood types of the center column and "wings" will be visible... i'm afraid it won't be too aesthetic
- Sound: with the ebony fretboard, Maple top and EMG's, wouldn't it sound Too bright?
would the little bit of mahogany in the wings make a difference and give me that massive Low range?
Downsides for the Mahogany:
- Sound: On the other hand, a whole mahogany guitar... wouldn't it be too muddy? (it does have a maple top - would that be enough to tighten those lows, and polish the highs?)
- strength: mahogany is known to be softer than maple - and i've seen too many Les-pauls with broken necks.
awaiting your advised comments... :cool: