Pau Ferro has made its way onto plenty of high quality instruments and is a great wood for fretboards. That being said I generally can't stand the way the average pc looks and I've never owned a guitar with it. I also don't like the lighter examples of Rosewood or the color of roasted maple necks. I'm not sure what my problem is but I think I'm not the only one with it. If I have a maple fretboard I don't want a lot of tint, if I have a rosewood board I want it nice and dark. The best for me of course is Ebony. If Fender switches to mostly Pau Ferro in place of Rosewood I'll likely be buying a lot more maple fretboard Fenders.