I’ve almost always bought Maple fretboard Fenders with the exception of a couple guitars over the last thirty years or so. I had a MIJ Strat with a Rosewood board that was a complete dog and sold it pretty quickly. I also had a late 90’s American Standard that was an excellent guitar but sold it to finance a Les Paul. In that time I’ve probably owned no less than a dozen Maple board Fenders that have also come and gone. I recently bought a MIM Classic Series 60’s Strat and have absolutely fell in love with the neck and fretboard. The neck is sized perfectly for my hand, and the playability perfect for me. As silly as this sounds, i actually love the visual appearance of it when I’m playing it looking down at the neck. I got so lucky with this guitar I truly didn’t expect it to be so good. I honestly thought it’d be around for a cup of coffee, but this guitar is going nowhere. I’m not saying I overlooked the Rosewood equipped Fenders, but always gravitated to the Maple boards. Now when I switch to my Maple board Strat, I miss the visual aesthetics of my Rosewood Strat. Like I mentioned previously, it’s a little silly….I just never expected to feel this way after all these years.