Choosing the right guitar is ultimately a subjective choice that should be made after considering the options available. You must bear in mind that although natural materials are not completely predictable, there are a number of objective facts to consider that can help guide your decision.
Wood is a natural material and trees are subject to many constantly changing influences including moisture, soil conditions and growing space. We can predict the general effect of these influences on a given species in a specific region but the properties of individual pieces of wood can vary considerably even within a single species. You could say that sets of wood are like snowflakes – no two are exactly the same. Likewise, no two guitars will ever likely sound exactly alike even if made from the same materials from consecutive sets of wood. The general characteristics that are known about the various materials are important to consider when choosing materials for a guitar that will best suit your taste and needs.