You’d be surprised, but from a small shop that sorta stinks.
I always ask the same thing. If they say they won't open it, tell them you won't open your wallet. Guitars may be slightly scarce right now, but if weight is important to you, you are the customer, so you call the shots. There's plenty of dealers, some as far away as Germany or Italy that have responded to me with weights of guitars. Hang in there and be patient, you'll find something to your liking.Asked a dealer on reverb for the weight of a guitar, and they told me it’s factory sealed and they don’t open them. Wtf??? Is. This. A. Thing?
I've asked MF and they wouldn't do it. However Sweetwater lists the weights and I ask them to double check because the listed weights, at least on the lighter ones I've asked about, were only about 70% accurate. After buying and keeping a dozen guitars and returning two in a year, they will reluctantly weigh them again for me with some prodding. I guess after a dozen guitars my sales rep knows they are going to make money off me if they keep me happy.Lazy maybe? I get if it's a big chain...like if you called MF and asked that, I doubt the sales rep is even in the same state as the guitar. But a small shop selling online, cmon, they cant even be bothered to take the thing out of the box to look at it? What the heck even is "factory sealed" for a guitar? They don't exactly shrink wrap them, they're in a box closed with generic packing tape. You just want it weighed, it's not like you wanted them to take the cling film off the pickguard.
Took the words out of my mouth.I think the problem here is we've also seen multiple TGP threads where people have been incensed that they ordered a new guitar and got one where the box wasn't factory sealed
WHAT??The store I use even sends me pics of their lick tests.