26 Curt Wilson 1 week ago And at the end of the day (and the end of the dram o' the Glen Livet), I really would like to be able to do a blind test.Two Gretsches (or two of almost any well made guitar), same model, same woods, finish, same routing, blocks, etc, etc etc. Same posts, PUPs and wires, etc. Essentially as close to twins as modern CCD manufacturing can get EXCEPT....For the glue.One is secured with hide glue, and the other is assembled with for lack of a better term, "carpenter's glue".With no hints, clues or signage, have the client play both instruments through the same amp at the same amp settings, but allow them to play with every control on the instruments to their heart's content, then ask him/her "which one is the Toni?...er, hide?"I wouldn't be surprised at all if the results were inconclusive. Not at all. It appears that you've already decided.There are many things that go into guitar building that you might not recognize initially, kinda like a good soup. You might not know all the parts but for some reason this soup is better than anywhere else in town. It's a sum of its parts that make up all those tiny nuances that you might not be able to put your finger on. I do know for a fact that a neck set in hide sounds different than vinyl. I know this because of a customer changing their mind after it was set for a month in Titebond. The guitar came back to be reset in hide. And then there was the guitar that I set in hide but failed because the neck block was soft, we went with epoxy and there was no detectable difference in that one.