Electric wood

Does the type of wood used in its construction have anything to do with the sound of an electric guitar? A lot of electric guitarists swear it does–light wood, for example, vs heavier–but I have personally consulted the Great Solid-Body Electric Guitar Oracle of the Mountain and he/she has categorically stated that it does not. The strings of an electric sold body guitar, so the Oracle stated, are brought to life only by electrical means, through the pickups which…well, “pickup” the vibrations of the strings. And that’s that. The Oracle has spoken.

If I may be so bold as to interpret the Oracle, what he/she is saying is that the solid-body electric guitar is essentially nothing more than a music synthesizer with frets. Now that’s cold.


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