When I first unpacked this 9lb VB, I could tell it was heavier than my 7lbs 13oz BB. Now after playing them side by side they feel only very slightly different in weight. Can I just say again that these Classic Vibe Telecasters feel, sound, and look like a $1,200-$1,500 guitar? I must admit I was a bit worried that my new VB might be a somewhat inferior guitar to my BB just based on potential production inconsistencies...... but by damn they are IDENTICAL in fit/finish/feel/playability... my advice to anyone that likes Teles is to snag up as many of these CV Teles as they can because they are going to be legendary one day!!!