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I've recently played some new or relatively new Gibson archtop/hollowbody guitars, and they were all boat anchors! These included a Tal Farlow, ES175, and ES5--granted they are all laminated and some have a lot of hardware, but I'd estimate these weighed in the 9-11 lb. range, which seems excessive (although the Farlow sounded really good but felt like 10#). I played a semi-hollow ES137 Custom, that was every bit of 11 lbs. Are these the exception, or the rule? Experiences?