Well from an engineering standpoint the only flaw I can see with the test is the two guitars need to be the same weight to make a fair comparison. The maple guitar is going to be heavier. Maybe test as built then make the weight equal and test again. From my experience unplugged will make a difference. (Strat vs LP) But it's hard to say what results two different woods with the same weight and the same setup will yield. I do think however weight will be a factor, if only in sustain. In acoustics there is no argument there is a difference. can't wait to see the results in an electric!