Question for guys that have been around awhile

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by skydog, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. skydog

    skydog Supporting Member

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    I wanted to ask the guys that remember the older guitars when they were new. Did the 50's JR's (that all seem now featherweight) ever weigh a lot or were they always light. I have a "boutique builder" JR now that is new. The only bad thing is it's pretty heavy. Will it ever lighten up?
     
  2. trisonic

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    The only Junior I played (back then) was one belonging to Mike Vernon -only noodled for a while- but I don't recall it was extremely light in any way. What would make them lighter over the years? The reduction in moisture would be only minuscule, surely?

    Best, Pete.
     
  3. HHB

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    my 58 is very light
     
  4. trisonic

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    My caveat is that my main guitar at the time was a '61 SG - everything seemed heavy after that. I played Mike's Jnr in 1969 - I think - they were not all over the place in the UK like they were in the 'States. He also had a very tasty Hummingbird....with an intense Cherry 'Burst

    Best, Pete.
     
  5. phantasm

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    A friend of mine had a 1960 JR- maybe 6 lbs.
     
  6. Wankel

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    I still have a 55 Jr left in a case somewhere... good friend has a 54. Both are pretty light.
     
  7. Mark Ray

    Mark Ray We're Jammin' Gold Supporting Member

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    My '58 is/was a feather. I would guess 6lbs. I bought it around 1980, and it was already light. Whether it was measurably heavier when new, I couldn't really tell you.

    Mark
     
  8. RichieRich

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    I fixed your statement.

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  9. jackaroo

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    A heavy guitar will stay heavy.

    You have a heavy guitar.

    Nothing wrong with a heavy guitar unless it doesn't work for you.

    J
     

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