Hey guys. I am purchasing my first Carvin dc 727. I contacted my dealer. First I wanted a simple guitar made from Koa. So Koa neck with two maple stripes+ Koa body and black hardware. That's all. It costs me about 2500-3000 USD...So I decided not to go for it. So now I have two versions in my head: -mahagony neck with two maple stripes and mahagony body -maple neck with two valnut stripes plus the mahagony body Does mahagony neck has an affect on the sounding? Does anybody has any experiences or information? I want to play metal, jazz and classical with it. Anyone knows the price of the mahagony neck with two maple stipes. My dealer said that is the half price of the Koa.