Bought a Strat that was listed at 7.2 lbs.....it's 7.8 lbs

diogoguitar

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An Ibanez I bought was listed at 7.4lbs and came at 8.9lbs. Mahogany is so unpredictable. When I called the Guitarcenter Las Vegas seller Daniel to see what to do about it, he literally hung up on me twice. Like, "oh, I'm getting into a tunnel, what did you say?" (on a landline)
 
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ag1972lo

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Well...I can't be sure as why, exactly, that discrepancy exists. But two thoughts:

  • Some sellers just mindlessly republish manufacturer weight specs, if available - they don't actually weigh the guitar.
  • Lots of sellers tend to use food scales to weigh guitars because they are easily available and cheap. I know that my own food scale will tend to under-report a guitar's weight by 5-10% - depending on the neck-body balance.
 

jblake

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I sold a Telecaster with a description that it weighed 7-ish lbs on my bathroom scale. The buyer wanted to return in because it was actually 7lbs, 4oz on his postal scale. I told him to go kick rocks but Reverb made me take it back. Then it got damaged in return shipping. That was my last Reverb transaction.
 

rhinocaster

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7oz thread! But in all seriousness I’ve never weighed a guitar in my life, but I can certainly understand why someone with back issues or something would.

Haha...yeah, 7oz thread!

Interestingly enough I fried my back yesterday....my boss loves Strats (He's not a player) and asked what it weighed. I took it to the shop scale to see.

I'm sure there's a weight difference that would really make me want to send a guitar back but it would likely be pounds different than expected/advertised. :)
 

Marshall_1/2_Stack

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Haha...yeah, 7oz thread!

Interestingly enough I fried my back yesterday....my boss loves Strats (He's not a player) and asked what it weighed. I took it to the shop scale to see.

I'm sure there's a weight difference that would really make me want to send a guitar back but it would likely be pounds different than expected/advertised. :)
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