A guitar that plays awesome and sounds awesome is the ideal situation. But, what if you run across a guitar that sounds awesome, but doesn't play great? Or, a guitar that plays great, but doesn't sound awesome? Will you work with the guitar in either case? For example, if the guitar sounds awesome, but the neck is too big or small will you try to get use to it? If the guitar plays awesome, but doesn't sound great will you attempt to swap the pickups? In my case, I've stumbled upon a guitar that sounds awesome (PRS McCarty), but the neck is thicker than I prefer. Man.... it sounds good though. Maybe the thick neck also has something to do with why it sounds so good.