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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Wop Geronimo, Jun 3, 2007.
Not over 8.5 for me.
After 2 surgeries on the lower back, I'm with TJ here.
I have 2 under 6lbs that are not neck heavy due to the type of necks but usually you gotta be 6.5 min. to feel balanced.
I don't weigh my guitars.
I don't measure the frets.
I don't look for fly s--t in the pepper.
I play my Tele and try to improve....
The lighter the better! 7ish is good for me, I believe my '08 AmStd Ash is dead on 6, and the '89 MIJ '72RI Custom is just a little more, on the heavy side of 6 or probably closer to 7.
7 or under.
My pinecaster is 6.5 with a TMNF-FAT neck on it.
I wish mine was lighter. My only guitar weighs at 10 o.o (or nearly there). And that's AFTER it's being turned into an Esquire.
8lbs +/- 0.5 usually yields the best combination of tone and feel for me.
And does that make you better than those of us that do?
You can have an interest in the details AND still practice like a madman.
Helpful, positive post though...
Having grown up in the metric system (I am from New Zealand) I find pounds & ounces not that accurate. I suppose for this topic it is okay, but when we talk about weights of a specific model I reckon it would be best if we did Grams. It is far more specific, e.g. 8 lb is 3,629 grams.
Also I am dubious of the bathroom scale method. I think we should haul our guitars down to the post office & weigh them there. They must have to calibrate them.
When I read people posting 7lb hot rods I wonder if they are supplying an inaccurate weight. I think most are about 8lb, but I wonder when I read these posts if my one is a fatter one.
I intend to haul my Hot Rod & my CV to the post office, I already know the CV is kind of chubby.
My only Tele for the moment weighs in at 7.75.
My Paisley was 7.0 lbs
I have a guitarmill body that is super light and weighs in around 3lbs. But no neck for that guitar right now.
Around 7 or 8 lbs is fine with me. I don't pay a lot of attention to the weight unless a guitar is just a boat anchor.
I prefer around 7, my HW-1 Strat is a little less than 7 Lbs, and my new Road Worn Tele (Alder) is right at 7 Lbs. Feels just right to me. I have had a few MIM Tele's that were around 8 Lbs, and they felt too heavy.
Digital scales are getting cheaper. I picked up one like this from Amazon last year for just over $20...
My Esquire is 7lb 10oz and that feels about perfect for me. I have several guitars under 7lb and they feel like toys. My 9lb 0oz '74 Custom is at the limit of what I feel comfortable with.
But, to each his own
My thoughts exactly ...
I thought pepper IS fly **** ... at least black pepper.
My hotrod tele is 8.8 pounds. I really start to feel fatigued with any set over 45 minutes or if I've played an afternoon matinee followed by a night of playing. It may be the cause of me one day getting rid of it. For now I'll most likely be picking up a CS Nocaster that is much lighter. I did own an AV52RI that was 7.3 pounds. I'd have to say that was a pretty ideal weight. A nocaster that I demoed a couple months ago was considerably lighter feeling than the AV52RI. I didn't weigh it though.
I don't want to encounter anything heavier than my '72 Deluxe. That's why I got rid of my LP. I didn't really notice how heavy the Tele was until I got an SG.
are there sonic benefits from heavier or lighter guitars or is it just a preference as to comfort?? I have always liked big heavy guitars, the heavier the better. To me, i feel they resonate more and sustain longer. I dont know if this is accurate or not, but its been my impression...
I have not weighed my CV (or any of my guitars for that matter) but it feels just a touch lighter than my mahogany les paul. The CV sustains forever and i can feel the whole body vibrating when i play. i dig it.
Light and petite. I like my teles the same way I like my women. I like them small, firm and lightweight.
The one thing I noticed about my 52 hotrod tele is that it sustained more than my AV52RI. As for tone I don't prefer one over the other. They are very different and I like them equally.