Remember the strat i couldnt bond with and sold?It was returned to me because it had a slight neck warp so i returned it to the shop for another one.The shop spent some time but verified the warp. Now my choises are either another one MIM or a player series. But i want HSS and the choices are narrower Either the standard with rosewood(with a slight fret wear due to being exhibition model for 3.5 years and probably the guys at the shop played the hell out of it...) Or aPlayer with pau ferro( which i dont like) Or a maple Player The player seems better meaning alnico ii humbucker which is more vintagy and midrangey as i like for my old metal tracks plus the 2 point trem seems to be more divebomb steady Noe the question is...tone wise i dont care for the wood. But all my heroes Maiden Priest Armored Saint Overkill Exodus ) when they first came on stage had modified maple strats Then they went to rosewood I kind of feel safer look wise with a rosewood board but maple looks great on stage or even on the stand Can you tell me.the playability pros for a maple fretboard since i ve never played one for say one hour straight? What would you get?