I've been going through the motions of trying to bond with my latest purchase (a Suhr Classic Pro HSS) which in just about every area is an outstanding instrument. The neck is effortless, the SS frets are a joy to play, hardware is obviously top notch, the noiseless pickups are of course Suhr levels of quality, and clearly most important of all, I like the colour.
But it's just not a very acoustically resonant guitar. At all! Compared to my strats (one MIM, one US) and also directly compared to my mates almost identical Suhr, it sounds rather weak and thin when unplugged. It's odd, but it's had a proper setup so I know it's not a "fault", just how this particular guitar is, it seems. I'm also aware that a strat isn't going to be the most resonant of designs, but the difference is still noticeable.
This doesn't really make a difference to how it sounds when amped, and whilst it does have something going on that the Fenders don't (and vice versa) it's a lot closer to them when amped than it first feels before decent volume is added to the mix.
Does anybody else find that a guitars natural resonance really makes a difference for them and how an instrument feels and plays, or am I in the minority?