True but I'm not talking about sound going through to an amp, you can do what I suggested unplugged. The point is that vibrations go past the nut to the tuning pegsIf you mute the strings as you did, you’re not hearing anything through the pickups! Only the acoustic sound...
When you mute the string between the nut and pegs, the vibrations are still there in the form of longitudinal pulses
I don't know what words to use to be polite but it does matter. People do all sorts of experiments but I find its best to base your conclusions on your own experiments. For example I recently made a guitar then compared it to my R9 through a Mesa Boogie and recorded it. The R9 clearly sounds better 'live' but listening to the recording I can barely tell any difference - (but to my surprise someone else noticed it)Electric guitars are planks made of any material you use. It really doesn’t matter. Pickups and strings are what make the sound.
Have you ever heard of the experiment Torres did?
He made a guitar with back and sides of newspaper to prove the top was making the sound. Similar thing applies here.
Also, when I got the R9 the first thing I did was swap the nylon nut for bone and that made a lot of difference
If it really didn't matter what wood you use then no solid-body guitar maker would be using expensive timber