Did you account for the negative cycling inversion factor in the pickup to string
interaction, and the loss of beta particles into the body wood?
No, I don't think you did :Spank
Re-do the calculation!
I'm not so sure about this, I have several of the same model guitar, in different finishes. Out of 4 of them one, just sounds so much better than the other three. The body resonates so much, to my ears it's sounds better than the other three.
I do agree that a huge portion of the sound is created by the pickup and the amp. But the way the guitar vibrates can make the world of difference.
Lot's of luthiers will disagree with most of you here... Why do my 3 guitars with Lollar Imperials in them sound *completely* different? Is Jason Lollar that inconsistent? One is a semi-hollow, one is a full hollow ergo guitar and one is a solid body PRS.
Electric guitars are *in fact* way more acoustic than most realize. It all has to do with the fact that pickups are in fact slightly microphonic and there is the cycle of the acoustic chassis being excited by the strings and being reflected back as an overall tonal result being "heard" by the pickups.
One of the few statements by Paul Reed Smith which I can absolutely agree with - and trust me I've got decades of experience of messing with pups and woods - is that the wood is the voice and the pickups are the microphones. That statement is EXACTLY right. Anyone who thinks a good pickup can make a turd guitar sound good, really has no experience of the subject at all.