Many players like a maple neck through, but I don't. In a neck through, the neck wood is your body wood, too. I know there's wings, but its that main piece of wood down the center that is taking the strings vibrations from end to end. With a bolt on or set neck, you have the complexity of two different vibration sources that aren't locked in to eachother. The neck through unifies and therefore cancels a lot of those open midrange frequencies. So maple is a really thin and nasal sounding neck through. It has good sustain, but any neck through will. My choice is mahogany, because it is as open and warm of a sound you can get from a traditional neck through. If you like screaming harmonics, or EMG's the maple will be fine. But if you want a more traditional and versatile sound, go with mahogany.