Noob... I always thought it was as you say. Science seems to indicate otherwise, and I'm cool with that. (after reading 80,000 'debates on the topic here ) I own RW on a Strat and Maple on a Tele and prefer those guitars that way - BUT if I was going to buy another of either I'd abandon that filter and just play them. That's how I buy anyway but I'd be more conscious of staying open minded.