Meaningless? My best sounding electric guitars plugged in, are those that also sound great unplugged.meh, unplugged sound is meaningless on an electric guitar.
if my plugged in sound was 10% darker, yeah, i would've been pretty crestfallen, but it ended up being the same. i'm not gonna sit here (well stand here at work) and tell u no wood is gonna make your guitar sound different, but the degree of it is overstated. i get woods I like the look and feel of and pickups i like the sound of. i hate that that sentence had two clauses ending in a preposition but that is just how goes sometimes and I don't feel like rewriting it. OK gotta go, one of my coworkers (Trenton) just got back from a camping trip and i've been waiting to call him Tent Reznor since before the weekend ttyl
When I bought my PRS Silver Sky I tried out every Silver Sky in the store unplugged.
I bought the one that rang the longest, and had the fullest, deepest, most resonant tone.
Wound up with a GREAT sounding guitar.
Sounds great plugged in or unplugged.
You ought to try that sometime...or not.
But that is a great way to separate the wheat from the chaff.
A nice test of whether you're buying a guitar or a boat anchor.
But to each his own. If you don't hear it, you don't hear it.