When a guitar "tickles your ribs", is means energy is being dissipated that could be used to excite the pickups and send impulses to the amp that find their way, hopefully, to and through the speaker. In a nutshell, your solid body guitar is leaking. If you guitar was a car traveling at highway speed, you'd have to turn the car stereo to ten to hear it at 80 mph. IMO you don't want energy being re-directed in such a fashion. You don't want "resonance" either. You want rigidity, so long as the guitar has a somewhat slinky or relaxed feel to it that doesn't cause fatigue. Rigidity is your best chance that the pickup will have a solid something to send to the amp. The less droning, muffled sound, muddy sound, the better. The "work" of a solid body electric guitar is only what comes out of the speaker. Everything else is loss.