In the stability department it's looking like roasted maple has the edge. Our roasted maple necks undergo a special kiln drying process which involves heating the wood to over 200 degrees in a special kiln, removing the moisture from the wood. Other than the god tier guitar skills, roasting in an oven yields a superior neck. Tints range from clear natural, lemon, honey and caramel. Lately, I have fallen in love with the roasted maple with Pauo Ferro fingerboards. This process vulcanizes the wood, making it stronger. I read the pamphlet that came with it and watched Aaron's warning videos about roasted maple and pilot holes. Nitro and polyurethane are used on the „normal necks“. Deep flames, dark hues and that beautiful caramelized rosted color. Known for its durability and strength, hence it's common use for flooring, butcher blocks, and large furniture. So I was super, super careful, measured all the screws and drilled pilot holes the same size as the central shank, plus used wax to lubricate the screw lightly. Having a roasted flame maple neck will instantly make you a much better guitar player, and you can take that as an internet guarantee! It has excellent turning properties, a fine & even texture, and a natural luster. However: 1) When considering different woods, the tonal goal of the guitar should be consideration #1. Once a plain maple neck has sat in a 300 degrees oven, it comes out lacking the sugars and moisture that exist in maple. I think the Madagascar Ebony tends to look really amazing in online photos, but in person, I was underwhelmed. Buy individual Roasted Torrefied Figured Curly Birdseye Hard Maple (Tiger Maple) Guitar Neck Wood Lumber Boards This wood has been Roasted, "Cooked" or "Baked" using a special heat treatment process also called "Reactive Drying". If you are not sure of your specs then just contact me. Somewhat difficult to work due to high surface hardness. I also have a neck with roasted maple + Madagascar Ebony and I personally prefer the look and feel of the pau ferro board. Sound wise, it’s hard to say because each piece of wood is unique but I rock the pau ferro while the Madagascar Ebony sits in my closet. These two woods will have a different influence upon the acoustical response and hence upon the amplified response. Does anyone have information on the process of roasting maple? Roasted Hard Maple is a domestic wood from North America At least 90% white sapwood. I read that the wood is kiln dried to 4% then heated at 360 degrees F for four hours. My roasted maple neck with rosewood fingerboard just arrived here in London. Hi, You are bidding on a Guitar neck blank made from Heat Stabilized Curly Red Maple.Great blank for a Strat or Tele Style neck. This wood is still legal. I just discovered roasted maple thanks to a mention in Fine Woodworking. 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