• New Sponsor: ShipNerd, Ship Your Gear with Us... for less! Click Here.

Ash Strat body weight question

MR.K

Member
Messages
1,843
I'm putting together a Swamp Ash Strat. Anyone know what unfinished body weight I need to give me a 6 1/2 lb finished Strat w/tremolo?
 

Ron Kirn

Vendor
Messages
7,784
it'll take a 3 pound or less body... expect to pay a premium for it too.. unless you get a well made Paulownia body... it should have a block of hard wood in position to take the stress of the tremolo..

Ron Kirn
 

MR.K

Member
Messages
1,843
That's closer to the Tele ratio than I thought. Thanks for your help.
 

K-Line

Vendor
Messages
8,529
Yes, general rule, strats add 3.5lbs to body weight and teles add 3 lbs 2 ozs or so to the body weight. Now if you have a dual acting truss and a 1" thick neck with 1 3/4" nut, it will ad significantly more.
 




Top Bottom