I’m for sure not the devil’s advocate… however, I think I could enjoy playing if all I had was a solid state amp and a fiberglass guitar. May not have as much respect for ‘the gear’, but I bet it could be fun?As the traditionalists die off, I still see that as a real possibility.
Just look at amplifiers, traditionalists want tubes, but that market control is becoming less and less with each passing year. If the big name builders can produce guitars for half the cost using something other than wood that would be lighter without losing playability...I see them doing it.
Just look at Leo for a minute, he was producing some of the most popular tube amps yet started to embrace the solid state amps as that market was opening up. Tube reverb has been largely replaced with pedals today and the non-tube amps have reached a good portion of the market with the tonemasters being the next big leap.
It just feels like the instruments are next with the richlite boards opening the door.
Don’t lose hope… imagine all the wooden MIM’s and Squiers hanging on walls