I think this will be fun and interesting. Inspired by the countless discussions on tone and its componants, I made a list (in no order) of the most talked about. So, fellow geeks, list them from top to bottom in order of importance to the over all sound and quality of your sound and let us know why. (Effects are not listed, this is about straight guitar tone). Guitar wood and wood combo Amp Type (tube vs. SS) pickups guitar body construction (type-solid/semi/hollow) tubes (if used) other electronic parts speakers (type and number) cabinet (open vs. closed) tone caps wood finish laquer cut of wood nut guitar hardware If there's any I forgot, throw them in there!