I already had the maple version of this and I really wanted to have the rosewood version too. The maple one sounds better than my Clapton strat and I like having passive vintage pick ups and no back plate. Just wish they did a slight relic option. The rosewood version is even better with a stunning flame maple neck which I feel lucky to have got as I know it?s just the luck of the draw. Fantastic quality fantastic tones. Everything I expected and more.