Pinstripes were standard on Yamaha's Recording Customs (Hokkaido Birch) for years - maybe even a couple of decades. I think that says a lot. I think of Yamaha as a musical instrument company, first. I trust their judgment completely.Really? Isn't that only a "myth" or something? Is there any explanation?
I'm not sure what the science is behind the phenomena. Perhaps Pinstripes add a bit of that warmth that Maple is known for while preserving the punchiness of Birch. As mentioned, I wouldn't have believed it had I not experienced it for myself.