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What is your ideal weight?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Wop Geronimo, Jun 3, 2007.

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    HOBBSTER01 Friend of Leo's

    Nov 23, 2007
    Ringgold, Ga.
    Not over 8.5 for me.

  2. newtwanger

    newtwanger Blackguardian. Ad Free + Supporter

    Feb 11, 2007
    Quebec, Canada
    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.

  3. Robert H.

    Robert H. Friend of Leo's

    Jul 28, 2005
    N. Cal.
    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....

  4. araT

    araT Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 22, 2008
    Berlin, Germany
    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.

  5. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Doctor of Teleocity

    Nov 9, 2008
    7 or under.

    My pinecaster is 6.5 with a TMNF-FAT neck on it.

  6. aman

    aman Tele-Meister

    Aug 28, 2007
    KL, Malaysia
    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.

  7. caloyburger

    caloyburger TDPRI Member

    Feb 12, 2007
    Manila, Philippines
    8lbs +/- 0.5 usually yields the best combination of tone and feel for me.

  8. newtwanger

    newtwanger Blackguardian. Ad Free + Supporter

    Feb 11, 2007
    Quebec, Canada
    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...:rolleyes:

  9. firefuocco

    firefuocco Tele-Holic

    May 19, 2008
    Cornwall UK
    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.

  10. FredDairy

    FredDairy Friend of Leo's

    Mar 25, 2007
    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.

  11. Tele Fan

    Tele Fan Friend of Leo's

    Oct 26, 2007
    Louisville, Ky
    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.

  12. Tele 2K

    Tele 2K Tele-Meister

    Jan 22, 2004
    Tampa Bay, FL
    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.


  13. KevinB

    KevinB Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 4, 2007
    New Jersey
    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 :rolleyes:

  14. Telemarkman

    Telemarkman Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Dec 6, 2005
    My thoughts exactly :cool: ...

  15. mudbean

    mudbean Friend of Leo's


    I thought pepper IS fly **** ... at least black pepper.

    mud :confused:

  16. golfnut

    golfnut Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 15, 2008
    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.

  17. rextasy

    rextasy Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 5, 2008
    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.

  18. Oblivionist

    Oblivionist TDPRI Member

    Jan 6, 2009
    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.

  19. twangcaster1

    twangcaster1 Friend of Leo's

    Feb 28, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    Light and petite. I like my teles the same way I like my women. I like them small, firm and lightweight.

  20. golfnut

    golfnut Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 15, 2008

    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.

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