I play bass. Been a bass player since 1984. While I don't build 'em, I have long taken an interest in how basses are made - particularly solid-body electrics - and enjoyed several fascinating conversations with a now-deceased Stradivarius-imitating violin maker (RIP). Moreover, I have always accepted that every single part of a musical instrument affects its tone/timbre/sound: the materials, the design & engineering, and the fit & finish. Also a participant in an historically-stressed planetary ecosystem, I find Mister Taylor's discussion of ebony in the video here well worth my time and attention; maybe yours too.