The debate on tone wood is still going on, does the kind of woods really matter all that much? But there's something else that isn't really all as much discussed here: how does the shape and the way the guitar is constructed add to its sound? This clip shows a 1969 Fender Strat which had been modded by it's owner who ditched its stock single coil pickups in favor for a single Humbucker stuck between the neck and middle position. Common sense says that there's no way that that guitar could remotely sound anywhere NEAR like a strat. However... Well it was built a strat, constructed as a strat, it looks like a strat so even with a single humbucker it still SOUNDS like a strat.