If I do this, the neck will be maple with pearl block inlay and binding. The maple neck will tend to be a brighter tone than rosewood. I want to keep a balanced tone (not pure 60s vintage, but something resembling it). I thought Alder might be a better wood for this. Also, I have seen some Mary Kay white finishes on ash and sometimes the wood grain can come through so strong, it almost makes the grain take on a blue tint. Would the alder grain be enough to show through a little bit. Just enough to show a hint of grain, not enough to jump out of the finish.