what is considered "light weight" for a strat?

gnugear

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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?
 

RvChevron

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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.
 

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.)
 

bluesjuke

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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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