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Les Paul guitars are not the hammer of Thor....

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Chul Kim

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This is my first solid body guitar!!!!

You know what? I've been always playing Semi-hollows in my whole life, and I was curious whether those Les Pauls were actually heavy as much as how people describe...

So I bought this Les Paul, and it's my first solid body guitar.

So, how do I feel about the weight?

Come on people... Just get a grip!!!

 

Phil3

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This is my first solid body guitar!!!!

You know what? I've been always playing Semi-hollows in my whole life, and I was curious whether those Les Pauls were actually heavy as much as how people describe...

So I bought this Les Paul, and it's my first solid body guitar.

So, how do I feel about the weight?

Come on people... Just get a grip!!!

Well, it might not be as easy for an older player to hold, even if it isn't heavy for you. I think age has a lot to do with the complaints about weight. Cool guitar though. Happy new gear day!
 

budglo58

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I always like when someone states something based only on their circumstances totally oblivious that everyone is not like them and after back surgery and arthritis of my cervical spine it’s a smart to seek out a lighter guitar that does essentially the same thing . Working over 25 years in the building trades played a part as well.

Gibson started weight relief and chambering for a reason.
 

dazco

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I'm old and don't find weight an issue on my body....i just prefer light guitars. I just like that feel. 7 Lbs or less is my prefernce but i go heavier for the right guitar. Won't go over 8 *usually* tho, i just don't like the feel of a boat anchor around my neck. Not that it hurts or anything, i just don't like the feel. My #1 is 7.5 and i don't care because it's one of if not my fav guitar ever. If it were 8 or maybe close to 9 i'd probably just deal with it because it's fantastic. But some guitars have a certain great mojo that makes you wanna play them more, and that for me happens a lot easier with light ones.
 

rwijaya

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I would think, modern Les paul nowadays is very light. they used to weigh at 13 lbs back in the Norlin era. so a 9.5 lbs Les paul is light compares to the 13 lbs less paul.
 

mlj_gear

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This is my first solid body guitar!!!!

You know what? I've been always playing Semi-hollows in my whole life, and I was curious whether those Les Pauls were actually heavy as much as how people describe...

So I bought this Les Paul, and it's my first solid body guitar.

So, how do I feel about the weight?

Come on people... Just get a grip!!!

Umm... That's not actually a Les Paul, so...
 

'63-Strat

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I don't really notice the weight unless it's a long gig. By the end you start to notice it if we're talking 2hr+ straight or 3-4 sets kinda deal. For a 30-40 minute type typical rock gig? Then no, it's a non issue IMO. But I don't have any health issues. Many basses are just as heavy so ymmv.
 

Rhythm Rocker

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I always like when someone states something based only on their circumstances totally oblivious that everyone is not like them and after back surgery and arthritis of my cervical spine it’s a smart to seek out a lighter guitar that does essentially the same thing. Working over 25 years in the building trades played a part as well. Gibson started weight relief and chambering for a reason.
Agreed. Quoted for emphasis.
 

Hudman_1

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My 2019 Les Paul Standard (non weight relief) is 9 lbs 5 oz. it’s noticeably heavier than all of my other guitars but I don’t consider it to be heavy in general terms. In fairness, I’m also a fitness fanatic with no back, neck or shoulder problems. I emphasize with the folks dealing with those types of issues.
 

budglo58

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My 2019 Les Paul Standard (non weight relief) is 9 lbs 5 oz. it’s noticeably heavier than all of my other guitars but I don’t consider it to be heavy in general terms. In fairness, I’m also a fitness fanatic with no back, neck or shoulder problems. I emphasize with the folks dealing with those types of issues.
I wouldn’t consider that heavy, more like average. My last LP I sold was almost 12 lbs. I did end up getting a Tribute that weighs in at a shade under 8. For double humbucker it’s my SG and 335 anyways.
 
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