"How much does it Weigh?" Really!?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Josey, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. C-4

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    I can easily relate to you. I had my first spinal fusion about 1 1/2 years ago, and before that, four operations for herniated discs in the last 20 years..
     
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    sitedrifter Gold Supporting Member

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    I have literally seen some TGP'rs complain about 3 ounces of additional weight. I could never understand how 3 ounces or even a pound could affect a player.
     
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    For me it's a simple reason of having a bad shoulder these days. I'm not a weight Nazi by any stretch of the imagination but I'd prefer a guitar under 7 pounds. If I could get one under 6, I'd be stoked.
     
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    And I had 3 back surgeries. Weight is THE determining factor if I buy a guitar or not.
     
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    I with you!! and don't forget the bacon and beer...
     
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    Hey, if you ever think about selling, what’s the weight on those stacks?
     
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    Same here. I can’t recall a single time where someone inquired about the weight and then bought the guitar. Even had one guy pass on a purchase because the guitar was 1 ounce different than what he was “looking for”.

    It’s also best not to list the weight in your ads because then that possibly gives deadbeat buyers an opportunity to claim the guitar wasn’t as described.

    You’re better off just ignoring the weight inquires. There’s plenty of other buyers out there that don’t care about such things.
     
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    A good first step on this journey would be to ditch the Strat. ;)

    You want to prove to the world how much meat you can eat? Then play this.

     
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    I have an Epi LP that is my heaviest guitar at 8,8 lbs/4kg. A couple of weeks ago I was at my tech and he had one there that was much lighter than mine. That stuck with me and now I’m looking for one as light as the one I saw, so I’m asking this question around. I would never get offended if somebody asked me this question, but that’s just me...
     
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    I don't care about weight either, but lots of people do, so I bought a scale for less than $20. Easy.

    It has also made shipping easier because I can get an accurate weight and print labels at home.
     
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    People that have a weight threshold, have a reason for it. Maybe you agree with it, maybe you don't. But it's a pretty commonly disclosed spec on a guitar these days when it comes to internet sales, so being stubborn about it is just self-limiting your buyer base. Makes no sense given the insane amount of used guitars out there for sale.

    I think you would generally get further if you said "This is a heavy-ass guitar, if you are at all weight-sensitive about guitars, please look elsewhere." That would solve you from having to read the tons (!) of disappointing inquiries you get and you don't come off like you are a) shady or b) lazy....two things which are best avoided when asking a stranger to give you money for a blind item over the internet.
     
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    Never mattered to me.
     
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    Yay, this thread again! :banana
     
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    OP now on "ignore" so I don't ask him this question.
     
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    Because you can buy Les Paul's that weigh 7.8 pounds, and Les Paul's that weigh 13 pounds. There's a big difference in feel. Also, lighter weight's are more sought after, so ease of reselling if need be is a factor to consider... especially considering you're buying online and have no idea how it sounds untill you get it.

    Everyone should list the guitar's weight in the description. I would never buy a guitar without knowing it's weight first.
     
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    The weight of an electric guitar affects tone and comfort in playing. I generally don't like the "boat anchors" and the super light ones (especially Les Pauls). Through many years of playing 100's of guitars I've figured out what I like.
     
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    I've sold 9 lb Strats and 10+ lb Les Pauls because they were too heavy for me to shoulder for 4 sets. I don't want to replace them with 'same'. Only reason I would ask about weight. Unreasonable?
     
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    So your retiring from playing live?
     
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  20. Pongo

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    Oh gosh.

    People have lots of reasons for wanting or even requiring lighter guitars. Lighten up!
     
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