American Tele Weight ??

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  1. XmasTree

    XmasTree Member

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    I just weighed my Highway 1 telecaster.
    It has an alder body w/ rosewood.
    8 1/4 lbs ...does this seem pretty damn heavy or what?
    I also weighed my Fender Jazz Bass. 9 lbs. (that seemed pretty light...hhmm)


    Please share your thoughts.
    Make me feel good about my Tele.
     
  2. jazzrat

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    I had an AmDlx Tele that was 8-1/2 pounds. That's on the upper range for an alder Tele I'd say.
    I now have an '08 AmStd Ash Tele that is about 7-1/2. I like it much better.
     
  3. K-Line

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    Does it sound good, play nice? That is what matters, not the weight.
     
  4. gkoelling

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    Basically what Chris said, if you like the way it plays and sounds and your back is ok with it, who cares?
     
  5. daddyo

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    +1 on sound. My ash tele weighs a bit more than 8 lbs but I also have locking Schalers which add a bit.
     
  6. 6120

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    Those guitars usually weigh around 8 lbs. Rare to find them in the 7 lb. range.
     
  7. marsos52

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    my ron kirn is under 6 lbs lite weight ash
    its so nice
     

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