Im about to put in my order to USACG for a custom neck and body for a P. I’ve decided on a quartersawn roasted maple neck, and plain roasted maple fretboard. I really like the look of roasted maple, so I’m set on this. What I don’t know is if a roasted body is going to change the tone enough to justify buying the body unfinished, and then having MJT finish it. I can buy the finished body from MJt for $375, but not roasted. The roasted body is gonna be $200, plus the cost of the finish, $295. So the roasted body total will cost nearly $500. Am I really going to hear this tonal difference? I do have a pretty sensitive and accurate ear and am a bit of tone geek. Years of owning a studio and engineering will do that for you. I don’t mind spending the money on something that will only provide a subtle improvemen. A bunch of subtle improvements spread across an entire mix makes a big sonic difference. What I don’t like is paying extra for snake oil. If you do feel like there is a change in the tone, what kind of differences are you hearing? Some people say the roasted wood is brighter and snappier, some say it’s darker and rounder. So that’s a little confusing to me as well. Thoughts?