I find it's not so much the guitar, but the pickups that we use as tone generators. Strings too, to a lesser extent. Some guitars have useful features, say a whammy bar, and/or 3 pickups with a variety of selections, maybe a bridge with piezo pickups built-in to simulate an acoustic tone. ALL are useful, it just depends what you need or like. The guitar is the carrier for the pickups and some may prefer certain body styles & neck profiles that make it easier to play, so it makes sense to try a lot of git-boxes to find one(s) you prefer.
Godin makes some fine axes. The only flame you'll get from me is "wow, look at that flame!" considering the top finish.
If "The Band" demanded me to play, I guess I'd have to stick with the tried & true Telecaster. The musician who was their guitar player for the later years of their existence, Jim Weider, is an old friend of mine. You'll find a nice old Tele in his hands 99.8% of the time, so why mess with success? Could do with a standard Strat too, it was good enough for Robbie Robertson. No bronze-dip necessary thanks.
But my daily guitar is an oddball, a mid 60's Guild Polara, no whammy, with an original Fender Wide-Range hb in the bridge, and a DeArmond humbucker in the neck. When customers play it to test their amps, they all "love the neck" which is mahogany, all the lacquer removed and wood treated with tung oil.