Rosewood fretboard: Rosewood neck: I feel like I've been seeing a lot of people saying "neck" when referring to the fretboard. It kind of reminds me of people calling a magazine a "clip" or even "the chamber" as in "I have 16 in the chamber." It just feels like nails on a chalkboard! Is it really that important? Not at all. I'm just waiting for these contractors to leave my apartment, killing time.