where does 5 Lbs put a alder strat body?

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  1. dazco

    dazco Member

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    Would that be considered heavy, just right, what?
     
  2. daddyo

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    Very heavy. 4 lbs is about average.
     
  3. mattmccloskey

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    that will be a brick. with a full size steel block trem and typical hardware you will have a 8 1/2 pound strat or even a little more (depending on hardware. piclkups,etc).
     
  4. dazco

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    Thanks. actually i just realized he is selling it with the bridge and loaded pickguard which is on it in the pics. So i just emailed him to see if he weighed it with that stuff on it. If so i think that should make for a extra pound for sure.
     
  5. mattmccloskey

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    If all that stuff is on it, and comes to 5 pounds that way, then you actually have a really light body! A strat bridge is about 14 oz. or so, as is a loaded pickguard , so that would mean the body is in the 3 to 3.5 pound range. of course it totally depends on the accuracy of his weights, and the type of bridge , pickguard, pickups, etc.
     
  6. dazco

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    Well, he answered and it is 5 Lbs fully loaded and ready to both a neck onto. So it's apparently good to go.
     
  7. dazco

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    I bought it. I couldn't be sure this is as good as it looks, and i was afraid to post it here for fear it would get nabbed because it was such a killer deal. I wanted to see if anyone here could tell me something about it that would make it best to avoid. but after reading his feedback it seemed like i had to go for it. It's not a fender but made by some small luthier. seems like a crazy good deal on a extremely nice 3TSB fully loaded. i will not likely use anything on it except the jack and pup covers/knobs, but from what i've seen over the course of 3 months looking at bodies on ebay this seemed like a deal too good to be true at $129 for the body alone.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Strat-Body-Sunb...14&_trkparms=72:1205|66:2|65:12|39:1|240:1318
     
  8. Jan Folkson

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    5 lbs loaded is a good weight. Figure the neck will be about 1.5 -1.75 lbs with tuners. Should make for a fairly light strat.
     

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