Originally Posted by KP Will
You are absolutely correct. It does not matter what kind of wood either, it is all cosmetics and/or weight.
I try to look at it this way: You can lead a horse to water but you cannot make 'im drink.
Certain types of woods ARE a little more prone to sound a certain way than are others. A one piece body MAY have characteristics a 2 piece body will not have. And in the same way heavy bodies can sound different than light ones. But they won't do it on demand, not when the pot is up for grabs.
The slight propensity does occur. Where the boutique guys IMO get trapped is when they get a customer and the customer says: "Will my Guitar sound like XYZ". The true answer is: "We don't know"; but there's so many customers who will say thanks and hang up and call the next vendor or builder UNTIL THEY FIND ONE WHO WILL SAY YES. Pardon my caps.
The disconnect is between types of woods and weights of woods and types on construction having an impossible to modulate inclination to be a little this way as opposed to a little that way. Players, customers don't like this crawfish position but this is the ugly truth. Necks ARE different. Bodies ARE different. There's just no known human way we can forecast how much this body will follow that trend, or how much neck X will sound like neck Y.
The only absolute truth we can say is, just pay your money and take your chances. No promises, no guarantees, no predictions.
This is the subtle difference between my telling a guy "don't ask" and saying "absolutely never matters"