I've wondered a bit about how it influences the sound when two kinds of wood are combined, like the mahogany/maple on Les Pauls. It seems to be generally agreed that a guitar should resonate. Wouldn't this resonating be hampered a bit by gluing two pieces of wood together, rather than having a solid body where the sound can go more unhindered along the natural structures of the wood? I gather this also goes for construction with several pieces of the same wood type. I have no idea how this really works, which is why I'm asking, please bear with me. Secondary question: I've come to realise that neck wood actually plays a rather large role in a guitar's tone. So far I've found that maple has a defined tone on the brighter side and with a bit of spank, while rosewood has a warm tone with a bit of sizzle. Ebony I'm not so sure about, but I like the hard yet smooth way it plays (I own guitars of each type - as well as a graphite guitar, but let's not go there). What are your thoughts?