I don't mean to put words into Ron's mouth here. These are my takes on your comments and questions. Yes. Yes. Regarding Ron's example of resonance and sustain being yin and yang, it's personal taste, trade offs, usually somewhere in between the extremes. Everything in moderation. I like what I envision as that early Fender feel, lightweight body, more resonance (and harmonic content), less sustain. The whole guitar vibrates in my hands. Great feeling. Someone else envisions a 70s-80s guitar god onstage with that ONE NOTE ringing out forever... that's okay too. Not species. Maybe price, in the impact it may have on wood selection. "May have". I don't know what the various builders do. I do know that every late model AV I've seen or heard people talk about, or that I personally own... they're very light. All by chance? I'm guessing not.