First video I have seen of this guy - very interesting experiments on whether tone wood matters. If you haven't seen it, its a good watch.
At least for electric guitars.Wood first and foremost needs to perform its mechanical function ie hold a fret or not bend too much under tension. Even the term "Tonewood"is marketing BS . All the so called tone woods were chosen originally because they were available, cheap and did the functional job .
Exactly. i didn't even bother watching it when i saw that.Even that picture proves the experiment is flawed . The strings will vibrate through the bench and the frame . Just play your electric guitar unplugged resting firmly on a table and it will have a different resonate frequency that will interact with the vibrating strings and change the character of the instrument. This video just says "I don't understand the physics so it can't be changing anything ." Go and look for the threads on high end guitars that have dead spots. These are caused dissonance between the neck and body, yes the wood . Also ever found on guitar that sounds better than others of the same model ? yes that's the same issues but positive this time .