Hello, I just purchased a Jimmie Vaughan strat and find the tone to be rather tinny (metal sounding if that makes sense) (plugged or unplugged) compared to both my custom shop relic and MIJ (Finish Stripped) Strat. I took a fralin out of my MIJ and put in the JV and the fralin lost it's warm woody tone. My question is "is it the finish or the wood? I forgot to mention that my other 2 strats have rosewood boards, but I don't think that would make a difference? If I had the guts I could mount the JV neck on my custom shop and see what change that makes ( I can't mount to my MIJ due to the 3 bolt design). Any help would be appreciated.