Having started this thread, my take is this: Weighing guitars is a fairly recent and, dare I say, mainly US thing. I think it reflects two things: 1. Many more guitars are bought online in the US than ever before where the only real guide to what it might be like is the picture and the weight. 2. We have a lot more older guitar pickers than ever before and some of them are completely over heavy gear. I think the first reason is a shame. Buyers read too much into a number because they don’t have the guitar in their hands. Numbers come with a certain amount of bull. Take for example car dealers that still use $X,999 pricing. We all know it’s nonsense and, likewise, the difference between a 7lb 13oz and an 8lb 2oz strat is less than the change in your pocket. Without any other information, this difference almost seems important. It’s a shame if guitar makers start resorting to flimsier pickups or hardware just to reach the right number on the scale. The second reason for weighing guitars makes some sense and if your back is so bad that it comes down to counting ounces then you have my sympathy. However, I think that for most players sitting in a real store and playing 4 or 5 guitars of the same model would be a far more useful and enlightening experience than fixating on yet another online detail. The guitar you like might not be the ‘spec’ you expect.