wolftigerrosebud wrote:This guy makes the claim that it has no effect, which is pretty silly -- anyone with good ears can hear that between two identical guitar models constructed with different woods, there are real differences in responsiveness.
Except that's completely untrue. It's a belief rooted in confirmation bias, no different than all sorts of other beliefs that are rooted in 'refined perception' that are ultimately emperors new clothes. Wine 'connoisseurs' are notoriously unable to demonstrate what they believe in practical terms even though they all believe it and a whole industry exists on that mythology.
To put it another way, if you tried to 'hear electric guitar tonewood' in a blind test, you wouldn't be able to.
You may be completely surprised by this, quite sure that it was an obvious thing, what with that time you played (insert guitars here) and one was made of (insert wood here) and another of (insert wood here) and the one was much more (insert adjective here) compared to the other, ergo TONEWOOD IS TOTALLY REAL, MAN! YOU MUST BE DEAF!
Long and short of it is, no. Electric tonewood does not exist no matter how many people believe it.
Or if you believe it does, there are some very large standing wagers for people willing to put their money where their mouth is in a blind test, which usually renders most tonewood believers into a much less assertive position and "...WHO CARES ABOUT ANY OF THIS LETS JUST PLAY GUITARS MAN! "