I’m not sure if he’s serious or ****ing with them. 90% sure he’s just doing his best Nigel Tufnel impression.
He said -“certain paints” not color…. Of course different paint types, thicknesses etc affect the tone… it’s very easy to tell when the guitar is unplugged… and the acoustic sound of an electric guitar affects what the pickups register… if one does not believe that, also does not believe different woods change the tone…
Doesn’t Adam Jones prefer silverburst guitars for their sound??? Pretty sure I read that. To say that all colors change the tone is probably not correct. But certainly some will and do.
Will a natural guitar sound the same as one with a heavy paint job..???
Sure there are subtle differences, now will the average person hear the difference, probably not. Will a time snob?? Most likely..