It might matter. When I am using striped or curly woods such as maple, koa, acacia inceana , or others. I always try to use these woods in a way that will maximize the pattern on every point which is different than it would be for other woods. With cocobolo for instance I have two opposite quarter grained faces and two opposite plane grained faces. It looks worst when you have 3 faces that match and one that doesn't. I just did a cue with black mulga where all six points are quartered because it looked a lot better.