what is considered "light weight" for a strat?

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  1. gnugear

    gnugear Member

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    I've got a 59 Les Paul historic that's magical at 8.072 lbs. I know that's on the light side.

    What's light for a strat?
     
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    My strat is 6.75lbs and that's light. I consider anywhere less than 7.5lbs light.

    Over 9lbs, heavy. Between 7.5 and 9, medium.

    The pickguard assembly and the whole trem set are not light at all.

    Too light a piece of body can sound muddy and has no punch.
     
  4. Samba

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    Depends on whether it's equipped with a trem or not. In my view light hardtails come in at sub-7 pounds. Like others in this thread, I'd go with 7.5 pounds as the beginning of a medium weight trem equipped strat (full steel block with SSS routing.)
     
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    Anything under 8lbs is light, under 7.5lbs is very light AFAIAK.
     
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    I too say 7.5 and under.

    Lighter can be mgically better but be careful as that's not always the case.
     
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    Thanks, that's good info.
     

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