White Strat - Rosewood or Maple

Discussion in 'Squier Stratocasters' started by JohnnyMac, Dec 1, 2019.

White Strat - Rose Wood or Maple

  1. Rosewood

  2. maple

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  1. pflug

    pflug Squier-Nut

    510
    Oct 11, 2013
    Michigan
    Rosewood with the bright white body

    And black pickguard

    Maple needs some "aging"- looks better with more of an ivory tone

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    Last edited: Dec 2, 2019
  2. I have seven Strats with white bodies (in varying shades) and only one has a maple fretboard, my Metallic pearl Deluxe.
    I like 'em either way and that wasn't a voting option, but I'd leave the original RW neck on. You can't go wrong … it's a Stratocaster! ;)
    Cheers, Barrie.
     
  3. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    You should have one of each ! So the third option is BOTH ! !
     
  4. JohnnyMac

    JohnnyMac Squier-Nut

    Age:
    67
    762
    Mar 5, 2018
    Front range Colorado
    [QUOTE="pflug, post: 871777, member: 6941"Maple needs some "aging"- looks better with more of an ivory tone

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    I agree. This neck does have a nice aged color that looks pretty good with the bright white. It is about 30 years old.

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  5. Loin Lover

    Loin Lover Squier-holic

    Jul 26, 2018
    Backwoods, USA
    I love a maple fret board...on darker guit fiddles. I suppose I am a fan of contrast, go figure. White & rosewood.
     
  6. JohnnyMac

    JohnnyMac Squier-Nut

    Age:
    67
    762
    Mar 5, 2018
    Front range Colorado
    This is a pretty attractive board but the Korean neck seems to be of overall better quality.

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  7. JohnnyMac

    JohnnyMac Squier-Nut

    Age:
    67
    762
    Mar 5, 2018
    Front range Colorado
    Interesting, the voting is currently 50/50.
     
  8. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

    Sep 27, 2014
    nowhere
    SE neck's got a dent in the 18th fret.....that would make me want to use the 80s Korean......
     
  9. mdparent03

    mdparent03 Squier-holic

    May 6, 2013
    Beaumont, CA
    MAPLE is my vote. SE body here with a MIM neck. Perfect match.
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  10. LOSTVENTURE

    LOSTVENTURE Squier-Nut

    I have one of each. You can't go womg either way.
     
  11. JohnnyMac

    JohnnyMac Squier-Nut

    Age:
    67
    762
    Mar 5, 2018
    Front range Colorado
  12. -r3-

    -r3- Squier-holic

    Jan 28, 2016
    NC Piedmont
    My wife says I never think I'm womg!
    :)
     
  13. SpeedKing

    SpeedKing Squier-holic

    Apr 9, 2015
    UK
    I can't believe it's taken me this long to see the obvious solution.....

    You buy one more white strat with a maple neck and one more red strat with a rosewood neck. D'uh!
     
  14. guitarking65

    guitarking65 Squier Talker

    Age:
    54
    36
    Apr 30, 2019
    Halifax Nova Scotia Canada
    My vote is maple. I have 3 fenders with maple. A white Strat with maple neck and mint green guard to me is perfection ( other than shell pink!)
     
  15. Jim Belaye

    Jim Belaye Squier-holic

    Age:
    56
    Jul 25, 2015
    Montréal, Canada
    They both look good. I love Maple or Rosewood. I voted for Maple on this one.
     
  16. JohnnyMac

    JohnnyMac Squier-Nut

    Age:
    67
    762
    Mar 5, 2018
    Front range Colorado
    Nice. What lipsticks did you put in it? Looks like a MIM bridge, which I put in mine.
     
  17. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Squier-Nut

    Age:
    108
    793
    Jan 29, 2017
    ABQ
    I’m not voting because it’s tough to pick a favorite.

    same bass with maple and rosewood and ohh... what’s this? Baked Maple.... wrench in the works....

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  18. mdparent03

    mdparent03 Squier-holic

    May 6, 2013
    Beaumont, CA
    Yep, MIM bridge is a drop in replacement and the pickups are from a VM surf strat. DD's
     
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  19. Bob the builder

    Bob the builder Squier-Meister

    Age:
    59
    343
    Feb 25, 2017
    Rhode Island USA
    I can't vote. I'm confused. I've been having this debate with myself for a long time...
    Probably the only reason I don't have a white strat yet.
     
  20. Mr Bones

    Mr Bones Squier-Meister

    Age:
    57
    322
    Oct 17, 2019
    Kansas Territory
    Tough call, I'm still on th fence on this one, amigo!
    Reckon I need to git me a white Squier with rosewood board...;)
     
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