Haha, I'd say 90% of the time I don't use the trem. Sometimes when I'm feeling like it I'll screw it in and have some fun, but usually go without. Yea the roasted maple with rosewood board was what I was leaning towards. I like the look of the darker maple, and I always prefer playing a rosewood board over maple for whatever reason. And for finish I was just thinking of leaving it unfinished? I hate really glossy necks it doesnt feel natural to me, and I figured with the unfinished I could always sand it down super fine if I have to. Yes ss frets are what everyone is saying so I will get those most likely too. Any thoughts on the 10-16 compound radius necks? They seem to be the most popular on that site at least for premade ones available. Thank you!