I have a stairway to heaven inspired tattoo sleeve so def Led Zeppelin. The Doors, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, pretty much all rock. All the way up to Modest Mouse, Pearl Jam, The Decemberists,...... I could never choose just one or two favorites. It's all about the mood at the time.
The acoustic is a Washburn Dreadnought which i call "ace". The electric is a washburn WI-64 Idol series with custom flat black finish and brushed copper hardware, I call it "the rat" or "rat rod".
Personally I'd go with cedar. Its a beautiful dense wood with great resonance.
You know your a musician when friends have their "favorite songs" you play