It arrived yesterday, I bought it because getting into luthier tricks and modifying, I've never had a maple necked guitar. I remember trying a few 50 or so years ago and never liked the feel, as if I was playing on linoleum. But I figured since MF had them for $129 and I had some discount points, why not? The guitar came pretty well setup but does need more work and the back of the neck felt awful, as if someone forgot to finish sanding it. A 320 sanding block remedied that in a few minutes and now it's smooth as silk. First impression, compared to the surf green Tele with the Indian Laurel fretboard I bought a few months back , this neck feels like a baseball bat. It's definitely thicker than the surf green Tele, but so far it feels OK, just different. Frets are pretty good, they'll need an edging and polishing to make them proper. The pickups are also definitely louder than those on the surf green, no idea why. I'll start setting it up to my specs today and will report back later.