Just this week I compared two instruments with reinforced necks, one Graphite & the other Titanium. No, they weren't all that similar, so it wasn't that sort of experiment, but... I did start thinking that part of the reason I preferred the Titanium-reinforced neck instrument was due to some quality that the Graphite-reinforcement imparts to the other instrument. We already did the neck-through vs. screw-on poll, & whether it changes the timbre, so now let's discuss if the type of reinforcement has impact. Some would say that neck-through instruments have a more compressed or subdued sound. I felt that way about the graphite-reinforced, set-neck instrument.