Finally, Weighed my Guitars (edited)

LivingMyDream

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May 4, 2016
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For the record, I use a luggage scale to weigh my guitars.

Gretsch:
2011 (G6119) Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose - 7.3 lbs.
2014 (G5420T) Electromatic - 7.1 lbs.
2016( G5434TG) Pro Jet - 8.2 lbs.

Fender:

2012 MIM Deluxe Player’s Stratocaster – 8.0 lbs.
2003 MIM Standard Stratocaster - Agave Blue - (Stock) - 8.4 lbs.
After mods
– Classic Player Soft-V neck, Fishman battery pack,
TBX tone control. midboost circuit (body route
for placement of the midboost circuit board) - 7.6 lbs.
2009 MIM Standard Stratocaster – Candy Apple Red - 7.9 lbs.
2014 MIM Special Edition 60’s Stratocaster – Daphne Blue - 7.7 lbs.

PRS:

2021 SE Custom 24-08 – Erisa Verde - 7.0 lbs.
2020 SE Hollowbody II Piezo – Black Gold Burst - 6.2 lbs.

Ibanez

2012 AM93 Semi-Hollowbody – 7.4 lbs.

Alex Chase

2007 Cobra, Electric 12-string electric - 7.3 lbs.

Epiphone

2014 Acoustic-Electric Masterbilt DR-500MCE 4.6 lbs.
2022 Sheraton II Pro - 8.1 lbs

Taylor

2011 710ce Dreadnaught - 4.9 lbs.

Takamine

2007 (EG523SC-12) Jumbo 12-string - 5.9 lbs.

Dean

2001 Edge 4 4string bass - 8.1 lbs.
 

Bertotti

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Jul 20, 2017
10,465
South Dakota
My
Interesting but not too surprising. Weights in Imperial.
G2622-P90 5.2lbs.
G5135 Corvette 5.2lbs.
G6119 Rosewood Tenny 5.6lbs.
G5420 7.2lbs.
Vintage V100 (LP Style) 7.6lbs.
Aerodyne Strat is the lightest I have at about your 7.2 lbs after that the Penguin and the Minarick Lotus are around or just over 9lbs. I can't imagine a guitar at the 5 lb range!
 
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Runamok

Country Gent
For the record, I use a luggage scale to weigh my guitars.

Gretsch:
2011 (G6119) Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose - 7.3 lbs.
2014 (G5420T) Electromatic - 7.1 lbs.
2016( G5434TG) Pro Jet - 8.2 lbs.

Fender:

2012 MIM Deluxe Player’s Stratocaster – 8.0 lbs.
2003 MIM Standard Stratocaster - Agave Blue - (Stock) - 8.4 lbs.
After mods
– Classic Player Soft-V neck, Fishman battery pack,
TBX tone control. midboost circuit (body route
for placement of the midboost circuit board) - 7.6 lbs.
2009 MIM Standard Stratocaster – Candy Apple Red - 7.9 lbs.
2014 MIM Special Edition 60’s Stratocaster – Daphne Blue - 7.7 lbs.

PRS:

2021 SE Custom 24-08 – Erisa Verde - 7.0 lbs.
2020 SE Hollowbody II Piezo – Black Gold Burst - 6.2 lbs.

Ibanez

2012 AM93 Semi-Hollowbody – 7.4 lbs.

Alex Chase

2007 Cobra, Electric 12-string electric - 7.3 lbs.

Epiphone

2014 Acoustic-Electric Masterbilt DR-500MCE 4.6 lbs.
2022 Sheraton II Pro - 8.1 lbs

Taylor

2011 710ce Dreadnaught - 4.9 lbs.

Takamine

2007 (EG523SC-12) Jumbo 12-string - 5.9 lbs.

Dean

2001 Edge 4 4string bass - 8.1 lbs.
Outstanding.
How much per pound? I now have a baseline for my PRS thinline w/o trying to figure out how to weigh it.

Where did you weigh them?
Please don’t tell me "at the airport, naked on the luggage scale with & without the guitars."
 
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LivingMyDream

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Outstanding.
How much per pound? I now have a baseline for my PRS thinline w/o trying to figure out how to weigh it.


Where did you weigh them?
Please don’t tell me "at the airport, naked on the luggage scale with & without the guitars."

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 I literally laughed out loud! I wish I had thought about that one.

I have a handheld luggage scale that I bought off of Amazon for this purpose - although it really does work for luggage, too. I wrap the strap around the neck just below the headstock. The scale zeros out after turning it on, and then I list the guitar off the ground by lifting the scales handle. When it has the weight, the reading flashes. Easy peasy.

BTW, these things go for about $12 on Amazon and run off of the round lithium battery.


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Runamok

Country Gent
🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 I literally laughed out loud! I wish I had thought about that one.

I have a handheld luggage scale that I bought off of Amazon for this purpose - although it really does work for luggage, too. I wrap the strap around the neck just below the headstock. The scale zeros out after turning it on, and then I list the guitar off the ground by lifting the scales handle. When it has the weight, the reading flashes. Easy peasy.

BTW, these things go for about $12 on Amazon and run off of the round lithium battery.


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I’m gonna get one at that price, even though it only gets used once for each guitar. My other plot: A fish scale, just leaves me cold & I’d never going to get the scent of walleye off them.
 

LivingMyDream

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May 4, 2016
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Peculiar, Missouri
My other plot: A fish scale, just leaves me cold & I’d never going to get the scent of walleye off them.

The upside of that is that whenever you play your guitars, they will also connect you to the peaceful feeling of fishing. You'll get that "peaceful easy feeling." The next thing you'll know you'll be singing songs by the Eagles. 😁
 

Runamok

Country Gent
To me a 6 pound guitar feels very light, and an 8 pound guitar feels noticeably heavier. It’s surprising the difference that only 2 pounds make.
Never weighed my guitars, I’m curious though. I know I’m going to wonder what else to use the scale for & just weigh knick-knacks around the house & such. The house pets are shooting me evil looks as I write this.

What weight line do you strings your guitars with?
 

All Thumbs

Gretschie
Dec 20, 2020
257
Kansas
It depends if they’re freshwater or seawater.

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Don't get me started on bass players.

Epiphone Casino Coupe - 5lb11oz
Epiphone Wilshire '66 Reissue - 6lb2oz
Squier Affinity Telecaster - 6lb10oz
Gretsch G5422T - 6lb13oz
Gretsch G5222 - 7lb6oz
Squier Classic Vibe Jazzmaster - 7lb15oz
ESP LTD PS-1000 - 8lb6oz
Squier Classic Vibe Jaguar Bass - 8lb11oz
 
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Danno

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Jan 2, 2023
132
South Portland, Maine
Just stood on the scale with and without my guitar...

2021 Gretsch g2420 Streamliner 7.0 Lbs
Didnt take the thick leather strap off, also been modified with pickup swap, pickup rings swapped to metal, knobs swapped to metal, tuners swap, and bridge swap. Bigsby will be here next week adding more weight.
 
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Pemberton

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May 4, 2022
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Never weighed my guitars, I’m curious though. I know I’m going to wonder what else to use the scale for & just weigh knick-knacks around the house & such. The house pets are shooting me evil looks as I write this.
I have a couple of scales, I ship a lot of stuff. I set the guitar standing up on the scale, lightly hold the neck while balancing it.

I don’t think I would like a guitar that weighs more than 9 pounds. I have a 9 pound Fender bass, and that’s my limit. My 6 pound guitars feel great, nice and light.

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afire

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Feb 12, 2009
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We should come up with a specific unit for guitar weight:

- My guitar weighs 1.5 Tele weight
And for anyone needing a conversion chart, I believe 1.5 TW = 1 NLP (Norlin Les Paul).

I never really put much value on the lightness of a guitar until recent years. I remember the first time I picked up a Duo Jet. I ordered a '56 from an ad in Vintage Guitar in the mid '90s. All I really knew of them was the shape, so I was expecting it to weigh about the same as the Les Paul I had owned a couple years earlier. Actually, it would be more accurate to say that I didn't really think anything about the weight until I picked it up to find that it was light as a feather and could hardly comprehend how something that looked like a Les Paul could be so dramatically much lighter. While I now want my Jets as light as humanly possible, at the time I was a little suspicious of it. A quality guitar can't possibly be this light, right? But that was the working of a child's mind, tainted by the influence of those around him who worshiped in the Church of Sustain.
 
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stevo

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May 1, 2012
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And for anyone needing a conversion chart, I believe 1.5 TW = 1 NLP (Norlin Les Paul).

I never really put much value on the lightness of a guitar until recent years. I remember the first time I picked up a Duo Jet. I ordered a '56 from an ad in Vintage Guitar in the mid '90s. All I really knew of them was the shape, so I was expecting it to weigh about the same as the Les Paul I had owned a couple years earlier. Actually, it would be more accurate to say that I didn't really think anything about the weight until I picked it up to find that it was light as a feather and could hardly comprehend how something that looked like a Les Paul could be so dramatically much lighter. While I now want my Jets as light as humanly possible, at the time I was a little suspicious of it. A quality guitar can't possibly be this light, right? But that was the working of a child's mind, tainted by the influence of those around him who worshiped in the Church of Sustain.
Same here. Church of Sustain says thou shalt not make a guitar too light lest thou be excommunicated.

And ironically, my heaviest guitar is my Strat. I don't have a Les Paul to compare, but it's incredibly heavy for some reason. Maybe someone Implanted some lead in there somewhere.
 

Bertotti

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Jul 20, 2017
10,465
South Dakota
Broadway Jade Penguin 9 lbs 1 1/8 oz
Minarick Lotus Studio 8 lbs 15 1/8 oz
60th anni mim strat 8 lbs 8 5/8 oz
Aerodyne Strat 7 lbs 3 1/2 oz
Crazy how heavy my guitars seem to be. Yet I complain on how Heavey the Gretsch Parlour Penguin is compared to the 000-18 or LM Martins. hahahahaha
 
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