I stay with rosewood, because it holds up better year-round than maple. Rosewood is very oily, therefore I think it is much less maintenance than maple, as it naturally holds up better. I've rarely had sharp fret ends (shrinking fretboard) from rose, whereas maple does it almost every time, for me.
I still think ebony is the best feeling, no question.
A 5-string is THE bass. Why? More bass. But, 6-strings are cool, too....
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