Can You Hear The Difference Between Rosewood and Maple Fretboards?

This smart dude wanted to know for absolutely certain whether or not the fretboard wood of a guitar actually makes any difference to the tone of the guitar. So he set up a blind comparison between two necks – on the same guitar. Because he was using a bolt-on tele, he just swapped the necks out, which meant that every single other factor was identical – including the body and electronics. Pretty good idea if you ask me.

Can you tell which is which? If so, which do you like better?

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