I was kind of surprised at what my ears liked. In 2 tests I like the all wood one best, and in 1 test I liked the Martin HPL/Stratabond the best. Did not like the carbon fiber in comparison to the other two in any of the tests.
Again, weird, I did not think I would hear the diff that much, but it appears that whether it's solid wood or any kind of lam wood, my ears definitely like "wood" the best.
===================================== One Alvarez in the hand is worth two Taylors and a Martin in the guitar store!
Picked the all solid wood on all three examples. My second choice, if you have one, laminate. Which leaves last but definitely least, composite guitars.
As time passes, think composite guitars will become much better sounding, or we will become more accustomed to their sound, also they have a lot going for them. Would like to see them getting better looking, look a little drab at present. Be nice to see the price reducing a fair bit also.
For all three tests, my picks were: Stonebridge, Martin, CF
I liked both of the wood guitars, but the CF sounded sterile --- like it has no soul. Going into the blind test, I expected Martin to win the riff category (and possibly the strum too). But I am definitely partial to the depth provided by all-solid wood guitars. I would have preferred if he had tested a solid vs. lam with the same wood combination (mahogany and rosewood/cedar sound much different to me).