2005 strat weight and wood

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i bought a 2005 white mim strat from a friend and while its my favorite and only fender strat, its weight is now bothering me so i only use it for important gigs. the other night a friend let me play his sunburst mim strat which he says is a 2013 or so and it was considerably lighter. is there a difference in wood and weights between strats over the years?

thanks,
Ldr
 

Jabby92

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No. It just comes down to each guitar. From my experience, ash can be either really heavy or light. Alder is usually light, but I've seen the odd heavy one. I find the MIM models to be inconsistent, some are real heavy and others are light. You just need to weigh each one.
 

cra1987

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No. It just comes down to each guitar. From my experience, ash can be either really heavy or light. Alder is usually light, but I've seen the odd heavy one. I find the MIM models to be inconsistent, some are real heavy and others are light. You just need to weigh each one.

Alder can be heavy too. I was looking for a tele for a long time and not a lot of used ones came up at the shop I frequent. So I bought a MIM one unseen and that sucker weighs 8.5 pounds. It sounds good though, after a pickup swap.
 

Jabby92

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Alder can be heavy too. I was looking for a tele for a long time and not a lot of used ones came up at the shop I frequent. So I bought a MIM one unseen and that sucker weighs 8.5 pounds. It sounds good though, after a pickup swap.
For sure, I had a similar experience when I bought an Ibanez once. It was the Talman model I think. 9.8 pounds of alder, it was a complete dog. I traded it in as soon as I could. That was by far the heaviest one I ever owned. I have an alder Strat now and its 7.2 pounds.. nice weight.
 




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