I have a real challenge for you all!
I dont think there is such a thing as a perfect guitar, since the uses of the guitar is so varied. However, is the such a thing as a perfect special purpose guitar? Lets say a "campfire guitar". A guitar that you could bring with you and play about the bonfires at Chordiestock. It should of course be durable, and have good sound and playability.
In other words, if you had access to a high quality guitar manufacturer: what materials should be used (e,g, solid woods, laminate, mix) and which types of wood for the top, sides, back, and neck (fingerboard vs back); which body shape would you prefer (for a "campfire guitar") and how would you prefer it to sound (sound signature); any other preferences not covered here such as wood grain/finish, shape of headstock, style of tuners, materials for the bridge or nut, inlays, no inlays, dots, ornamentation (sound-hole rosette), scale length, fret to body. All suggestions are welcome!
Come with your suggestions, and I will send the new Chordie T-shirt (with the soon-to-be-released new Chordie logo) to the one having the best suggestions.
And... there needs to be some realism in the suggestions. Use materials/designs that would be reasonable to find in a sub-$1000 guitar.