I had sold my maple neck 2005 EJ a while back and regretted it ever since. So a couple of weeks ago I ordered the rosewood model and have bonded with it and really like it. So much so I decided to add another maple neck EJ to the family. I like the subtle differences between the maple and rosewood versions. To me, and this is subjective, the rosewood pickups seem a tad hotter and the tone a little warmer. The maple has more bell like tones and is a little brighter. I love both. Funny because I rarely even listen to Eric Johnson even though he is a great guitar player and artist. I bought these strictly because I really like the guitars, the pickups and the way the necks feel. Luckily I am not experiencing any sticky neck type problems on the maple neck. Both resonate and sound and play fantastic. The new maple EJ came perfectly set up and I wont change a thing except I may add a three ply parchment or mint green pickguard. Not a big fan of single ply pickguards. Sorry vintage purist. Any way here are a couple of pics. Oh and I will give a mention that the guys over at Sweetwater were fantastic and very helpful.