Finally, Weighed my Guitars (edited)

LesB3

Gretschie
Silver Member
Aug 17, 2021
485
Philadelphia, PA
I just bought a scale myself (finally). Was interested in finding out the weight differene between my older Jet and a 2021 model.

'59 Firebird Jet = 6.0 lbs.
2021 '89-VS Jet = 7.9 lbs.
 

rake_ether

Synchromatic
Gold Supporting Member
Aug 24, 2019
657
Athens, GA USA
I think this Classic LP was nearly 10 lbs, before I added the Bigsby. The f hole stickers did not contribute to any weight relief.

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I know LPs are notorious for being bricks. When considering buying the Vintage V100 I contacted the seller as to it weight and he responded as to it being somewhat under 8lbs. I was pleasantly surprised and it's nice to know that's been confirmed.
 

Stefan87

Country Gent
May 20, 2019
3,445
Brisbane, Australia
This could actually be a good idea for a thread for those who want to know Gretsch model weights.

I haven't weighed all mine but the ones I have are:
Both black and white penguins were bang on 4kgs = 8.8 lbs
G5230T = 8.1 lbs
My 6118/6119/6120 I can't remember but I think they are around 7.5 lbs to 8 lbs

So nothing lighter then 7.5 lbs in my camp, not even my affinity tele as that is just over 8 lbs as well.
 

rake_ether

Synchromatic
Gold Supporting Member
Aug 24, 2019
657
Athens, GA USA
Well, I hate to give out bad information but I have to admit I may have been too quick in my work. As I was weighing my acoustic I noted sloppiness in my weighing sending me back to reweigh my guitars. I found that I had consistently weighed incorrectly. Here are new numbers (who knows, my inexpensive scale may be giving me bad numbers). So, as they say, use these numbers for amusement purposes only.
G2622-P90 6.6
G5135 Corvette 6.8
G6119 Tenny 7
G5420 8
Vintage V100 (LP clone) 8.2
 

Henry

I Bleed Orange
Apr 9, 2014
19,504
Petaluma
Well, I hate to give out bad information but I have to admit I may have been too quick in my work. As I was weighing my acoustic I noted sloppiness in my weighing sending me back to reweigh my guitars. I found that I had consistently weighed incorrectly. Here are new numbers (who knows, my inexpensive scale may be giving me bad numbers). So, as they say, use these numbers for amusement purposes only.
G2622-P90 6.6
G5135 Corvette 6.8
G6119 Tenny 7
G5420 8
Vintage V100 (LP clone) 8.2
Thanks for the update. I'll get my fish scale out and get more accurate readings of my guitars.
 

bluenote23

Country Gent
Gold Supporting Member
Oct 17, 2009
1,809
Montreal, Canada
A few years ago I brought home an industrial grade scale from work to weigh my guitars. No straps on the guitar. All except for the big body Synchromatic jazz box have Bigsbys:

2008 G6136T White Falcon 7.8 lb
1997 G6129TR Red Sparkle Jet 9.4 lb
2004 G6040C-JP Synchromatic 7.2 lb
2005 G6131TDS Firebird Jet 7.2 lb
2005 G6119-1962HT 6.8 lb
2005 G6121W 6.6 lb
2005 G9129TAU 7.0 lb

Note that the preFMIC is a lot heavier than the others. My 1999 Les Paul Standard weighs 10.5 lbs.

@rake_ether:
Is your G6119 the big body hollow with real f-holes? If so, then that is still pretty light. I once had a 2005 G6119TR that was built like a tank. It must have been close to 8lbs (around the same weight as my Falcon).
 

rake_ether

Synchromatic
Gold Supporting Member
Aug 24, 2019
657
Athens, GA USA
A few years ago I brought home an industrial grade scale from work to weigh my guitars. No straps on the guitar. All except for the big body Synchromatic jazz box have Bigsbys:

2008 G6136T White Falcon 7.8 lb
1997 G6129TR Red Sparkle Jet 9.4 lb
2004 G6040C-JP Synchromatic 7.2 lb
2005 G6131TDS Firebird Jet 7.2 lb
2005 G6119-1962HT 6.8 lb
2005 G6121W 6.6 lb
2005 G9129TAU 7.0 lb

Note that the preFMIC is a lot heavier than the others. My 1999 Les Paul Standard weighs 10.5 lbs.

@rake_ether:
Is your G6119 the big body hollow with real f-holes? If so, then that is still pretty light. I once had a 2005 G6119TR that was built like a tank. It must have been close to 8lbs (around the same weight as my Falcon).
2 inch body with fake f-holes
 


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