I never liked black to [color] bursts on Gibsons, especially SGs. Those vintage '59 LPs are about as far as I would go.
Since it's a maple body, my route would be a mahogany or korina neck. Ooh, ooh, vintage burst with a trans red mahogany neck!!! Seymour JBs!
I think the same... I'm completely tempted to get a Purpleheart neck with ebony fretboard... perhaps works too...
Wyliee said about purpleheart:
I've checked out many of the purpleheart/ebony bass necks we've made. They have some of the deepest, clearest and longest sustaining tones of any wood combination I've ever tried. For bass players wanting that clear piano like sound, I'd strongly recommend the combination. And it is not light!
You may hear similar results with a guitar neck. Just a guess though.