Nobody told me. It is a physically correct description of energy flows through the system. You can work it out from basic principles. If the guitar sounds loud and resonates unplugged, energy is moving rapidly from strings to body. This reduces the volume and sustain of the amplified sound. It cannot be otherwise. Wood does not add energy to the system, so if it is resonating audibly, it is *removing* energy from the system. Physics trumps myths every time. There is no failure of reasoning. You can argue (as you do) that there are subtle tonal modulations arising from the density of the wood, but the major effect of wood is on the volume and sustain of the amplified signal. Bloom is an artefact of (PAF) pickups. Ask any winder.