Agreed! I am a sucker for maple generally, followed by hog. I love the way a rosewood neck looks and I have owned a Brazilian Neck McCarty in the past, It sounded great... just different. That being said I find that I cannot really bond with the rosewood neck the same way as say a nitro finished maple or hog neck. Its a feel thing for me. Some people go crazy for the way an unfinished neck feels, it might be the only way to go for some. Don't get me wrong here, I love how they play and sound, if I had to describe it I would say a rosewood neck sounds a bit dark, very clear and great sustain. Maybe not as compressed and focused as a maple neck. Clear piano like bass, tight but somewhat restrained highs. It really all depends on what you want to do... Its another tool in the box.