Do the metals & other materials I used on my electric guitars affect the tone adversely? I am often asked this question. I suppose it could be debated either way, but there is no clear answer. I think the tone of an electric guitar is more the result of the pickups used, the bridge, & the amp it is being driven through. And don't get me started on the issue of pedals . . . how many do YOU have? I can change out many things on these guitars without hurting their beautiful aesthetic. You want Grovers? Give me a screwdriver. You want a brass nut? Give me several hours & a file. Seymour Duncans? Give me a soldering gun & some wire snips. I usually leave the hardware they came with. They sound great, but modification of tone is an individual preference. This video also makes this point. It's not my video, but I like it.