5 lb 13 oz Telecaster

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  1. hdvades

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    I was wondering the same thing...roasting would remove moisture etc but not that much. I wonder if it's a typo error too.
     
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    wait... 100 ounces to a pound, right? Right?
     
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    I havent read the entire thread but...

    I have a guitar fetish paulowania tele body with a skinny little cvc neck...esquired with a cheap flimsy plastic pickguard, vint. bridge and a single vol. knob and its 5.5 lbs.

    Thats one light piece of ash.

    This particular esquire is almost "too" light to play comfortably. I can change playing position very fast with little too no effort.
     
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    Roasted ash is very, very light. I wouldn’t be surprised if the body is close to 3 lbs.
     
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    Wow, I wouldn't have guessed that, but I did a search of Warmoth solid roasted ash bodies and some of them are under 3 lb. Crazy light, looks like roasting removes maybe a pound of water weight from a guitar body
     
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    Probably not just water but other organic volatiles as well.
     
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    I've seen a number of Brad Paisley teles listed under 6 lbs, but they are Pauwlonia with spruce caps.

    I can see the possibility of an ash body under 3 lbs...makes me want to buy this particular guitar. But errors and misprints have been in existence for as long as written or printed data has been in existence. Might be worth calling Sweetwater and having them re-weigh the guitar prior to buying it to rule out errors. :)
     
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    The search I did of the warmoth site today showed 32 roasted solid ash bodies and the lightest was 3lbs 4oz, none were under 3lbs.
    The lightest non roasted swamp ash bodies I've seen were around 3lbs 8 oz.
    I have trouble imagining roasting taking 3/4 of a pound off an ash Tele body!
    The Fender listed at 5lbs 13oz is about 3/4lb lighter than the typical lightest swamp ash body weight, so it just seems very unlikely there is not a mistake in the listing.

    Are you certain you did not see a chambered body at under 3lbs in amongst the solid roasted ashes?

    Another poster suggested the Fender the OP linked must be chambered, but the one edge view pic appears to show a solid body.
    Mysterious!
     
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    I have one of those, and yes, it's crazy light. I believe mine is also 5lb 13oz. I picked the lightest one they had available at the time, and it's Thinline light when you pick it up.
     
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    I had a Black and Gold tele and the postal scale at work went all the way to 11 pounds even! Great guitar just too much of it! A sub six lb sounds awesome!
     
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    I'm working on a Paulownia build at the minute - it's incredibly light.

    I'm hoping it doesn't end up with neck-dive.
     
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    it's no longer available. :)
     
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    Wow. Someone got a nice guitar. Good for them.
     
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    8 lbs. 15 oz. It's my #1, and a stock, MIM Std. Tele - tone machine!
     
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    Saw it this morning and pulled the trigger (before I saw this thread). I'm surprised it stayed in their inventory long enough for me to get it (I'm sure someone is kicking their tail for lollygagging). I should have it Tuesday or Wednesday. If Sweetwater emails some pics to me, I'll post them. The only one SW has in stock now is that demo with ugly grain.
     
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    Zzounds has a bunch in stock. The also list weights and have pictures.
     
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    2000 bucks, they could at least make an effort to match the grain. Some of those are pretty cheap looking to me. Would love to own one with decent grain but $2000 is crazy. Might wait for a used one or build one.
     
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    Inflation is what inflation is. Honestly how could build one with the same specs any cheaper (not everyone is handy, or has the expertise). Warmoth body and neck, $800... MJT finishing, $675, Callaham tele parts $400, good lothier for a nut, assembly and setup $400 and up, various shipping charges. As long as Fender keeps raising prices I'll come out ahead in the long run. Heck, I've bought and sold Fender Custom Shop Nocasters for less. My best sounding Telecaster was 8 pounds 13 ounces. The best sounding Telecasters I have ever played were all sub 6. If the one I get is a dud, reread my reply. :)
     
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