Hi guys. k, so here comes probably a long rambling paragraph so if you're lazy just skip it. I've always liked the neckthrough construction of a guitar. Always thought they looked super, felt nice and sounded good. This led to me selling my older bolt-on guitar and buying a spanking RGT (tbh I never really abuse the added sustain but whatever >.>). Hurray. Yeah, so since I came to ss.org, I've read various posts by certain peeps saying that in a neckthru guitar, the main tonewood will be what the neckthru is made of, in my case 5pc maple/walnut, because the pickups are seated in those woods. If that's true then I have to ask: Why guitar manufacturers will bother with mahogany wings or some other heavy wood as wings if the main tonewood is going to be maple/etc? Wouldn't it make more sense to just have a fairly lightweight wood if it's not going to really affect tone (unless it's for asthetics but my guitar is black anyway)? Or do the wings still have a noticeable impact on the tone/sustain/whatever? Or are guitar manufacturers not in on the secret. If so would I be better going to darker sounding aftermarket pickups? I haven't had the chance to really play the guitar through a decent rig (just a Microcube) but I did notice it was bassier than my Washburn X30 but not as much as my Ibanez SZ. so in short, if you haven't been assed to read that (i probably wouldn't have been 8D): In a maple-necked through body guitar, why do they use heavy woods like mahogany wings if the main tonewood is maple? thanks all.