I have this SX Tele that I really love. Its got a big fat maple neck with a maple fingerboard and jumbo frets. I put in a vintage 3 saddle bridge and new pups/electronics. Its got a Texas Special in the bridge, a Fender era Gretsch filtertron in the neck and a 300k tone pot with a Greasebucket circuit. I also refinished it with Dakota red nitro paint. It seriously sounds great and not just for a cheap guitar. Only problem is I really prefer rosewood fretboards and I think a new rosewood neck would look a lot better with the Dakota red. I must admit part of me just wants a Fender licensed headstock to make it look like a proper Tele. :catembarrassed:
So. . I want to get a Warmoth Tele neck with the same general specs, big round neck, jumbo frets, 1 5/8" nut. . . only with an Indian rosewood board. Im just afraid it will alter the tone of this guitar too much and it wont sound the same. Will having a different fretboard wood, or for that matter a new neck, alter the tone significantly? In other words, what makes this guitar sound so great?