HC, I think he's saying that if Joe Public, was walking down Any Street USA, on garbage day, found a discarded slab of MDF board, used it for a guitar body, and absolutely loved the tone, that would be the magic formula. We have to remember, talent, and personal preference have to be factored in, because without these two components, wood type/density/no density means nothing. If you have a high end Martin and can't play, it will sound terrible against a department store guitar, being played by a player who can ''rock the house''. Of all my guitars, I never bought one, because of the ''material'' it was made from. None sound the same! Remember Mrs.'s Gump's famous quote...''We're all different" ''That Great Gretsch Sound''...Just exactly what is it? I own four Jets, all short grain, dense Mahogany, two professional models...and two of those others...they all sound different, and two of them have all the same hardware and PU's. The other two have the same hardware, and slightly different versions of the same PU. BIB.