Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
To answer your question, yes and no. Materials and methods of working with the strings are very important. Specific woods allow for things like sustain, active and passive tonal consistencies. Tone is a big deal with many musicians... That why you have hardbody guitars like LP's, and many others that musician swear by.
Thanks for this. I'll confess to a little eliteism about guitars that are different from what I play. Reading autobiographies from Neil Young, Keith Richards, and Eric Clapton, it was obvious that their favorite hardbody electrics had tonal qualities that I wasn't understanding. Now I do.
Jim . . . '72 Super 1300, '70, 1750GTV, 2nd series,
'62, Lancia Flaminia Zagato3c, 2nd series