Weight again - got out the scale

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  1. teefus

    teefus Silver Supporting Member

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    02 Hamer Newport Pro 6.5lbs
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    99 Hamer Mahogany Standard 7.8lbs
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    15 G&L ASAT hollow 6.8lbs
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    15 G&L Legacy Special 7lbs
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  2. Johnnytone

    Johnnytone Supporting Member

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    I got a cheap, digital fish scale and it gives me the same weight as listed on wildwood's site for my LP.
     
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  3. gkoelling

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    Sugar pine. Incredibly light and sounds great. However, if you can't handle dents don't build with it.

    6lbs, 1 oz
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    No scale but definitely under 7lbs
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    This was as light or lighter than the 1st one above.
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  4. Tag

    Tag Gold Supporting Member

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    Solid guitars glued in neck with humbuckers 7 to 8.5 lbs. Bolt on with SCs 6 to 7.5 lbs.
     
  5. Ron Kirn

    Ron Kirn Gold Supporting Member Vendor

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    any large scale is fine... but you need something with which to calibrate it.... something of a few pounds that is of a certified weight... I use a 10 pound block of brass . ..
     
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  6. Killed_by_Death

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    Bathroom scales are notoriously inaccurate & most don't allow you a means to calibrate.
     
  7. fenderjapan

    fenderjapan World Heavyweight Champion Silver Supporting Member

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    My music man is pretty light but the rest of my guitars are boat anchors. I don't mind. My LP Traditional sounds so good I can't help but wonder if the heft has something to do with it.
     
  8. Jdstrat

    Jdstrat Silver Supporting Member

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    If it’s a fisherman’s scale, they’re probably only 5 lbs. ;)

    Edit: what @Bob Arbogast said.
     
  9. fenderjapan

    fenderjapan World Heavyweight Champion Silver Supporting Member

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    Damnit. So I'm still fat. :(
     
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  10. Killed_by_Death

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    Maybe,
    mine weigh light...

    I check at home before going to the doctor & at the doctor's I'm sometimes 2 lbs. heavier.
    (wearing exactly the same items)
     
  11. mjross

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    Hmmmm.... interesting! It’s always been, if it plays good it is good. Never gave weight a second thought.
     
  12. Killed_by_Death

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    I had to start giving weight a consideration when a near 10 lb. instrument put me out of commission. Couldn't play it more than 30 minutes.
     
  13. 3of5

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    Nope.
     
  14. jwguitar

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    I think its funny that people are now putting so much emphasis on the weight of their guitars now. To be honest its not anything I ever really thought about unless a guitar was unusually heavy or if a guitar was ultra light. That basically qualifies a lot of guitars. I was always more concerned with the feel of the neck and fret height and of course how it sounded.
     
  15. Mpcoluv

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    This post was really in response to a string of posts that degenerated into arguments about the value of light weight. I was in the light weight camp in those threads, but as it turns out, I have surrounded myself with medium weight guitars....
    So I fooled myself I guess...
     
  16. NoBrakes

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    My Strat 7 lbs 4 oz on a UPS scale, 7 lbs 5 oz in my digital fish scale.

    My Guitars:

    LP Studio Lite 7lbs
    Partscaster Tele 6 lbs 10 oz
    American Strat 7lbs 4 oz
    Electra Workingman 7 lbs 6 oz
     
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  17. icr

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    I never thought about weighing a guitar. What a great idea!
    Remind me again, what do you do with the number...do you write it down somewhere in case some doof asks for it when you sell the guitar:confused
     
  18. mc5nrg

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    Stand on bathoom scale with guitar
    Stand on same without guitar
    Subtract
     
  19. jm9239

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    All of my favorites are 6-7 lbs.
     
  20. Uncle Dad

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    I weigh mine on a small digital food scale. I put a jar on it, press the 'tare' button to zero it, and balance the guitar on it (usually somewhere behind the neck pickup).
    My guitars range from 6 odd lbs (parts tele and SG Standard) to 9.2 lbs (R6). Lightish is good, but they have to sound good, and the R6 doesn't feel heavy. I have a tele in the mid 8s that feels like an anchor. I have a 7ish lb chambered LP that feels like a feather. Who cares? Me. I like to know what I have, and what factors affect my enjoyment.
     

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