Depends on the rosewood. Straight grain Cocobolo, Kingwood, Mpingo annd Honduras Rosewood all work very well, if you know how to select stock. Too much Indian and Brazilian are poorly rough sawn, and you'll get chipping. Same from dull tools and improper sharpness angles. If you know where to look you can get reasonable prices, but nothing like the 7.50/ bd ft I found some 8/4 Cocoblolo on sale for, back in the early 90s. You have to search, be ready to pull the trigger immediately, and bu a good 40 bd ft sight unseen, so you'll have know the source. If you want a good neck wood, stiffness counts, and Macacauba rules there, if you can find a good source.