playingdead wrote:The Tiger will be a little meatier sounding, the Strat's a bit thin in comparison, mostly because of all that wood and weight behind it, different fretboard, etc.
When I listened to playingdead's examples comparatively, I couldn't shake the feeling that I was actually hearing the difference between ash (alder?) and cocobola. What about a Strat with an ebony fretboard? I realize Fender doesn't make ebony fretboards, but plenty of skilled luthiers out there do. Possible workaround, or am I just crazy?