i was reading a history of paul reed smith guitars from "electric guitars: the illustrated encyclopedia," and i came across this bit of info: "...the majority of future PRS guitars would follow the shorter and fatter neck concept. smith says that a big neck equals big tone, and few players would disagree." is it the amount of wood that is the primary factor for the "big tone"? if so, then wouldn't a longer, thinner neck with an equal amount of wood be as "thick" sounding? or does a longer neck mean a taught, focused, less "flabby" sound and cannot sound comparable to a shorter, fatter neck? or am i splitting hairs?