Interesting observation/analogy. One that I can relate to because of my wife's profession. She is a midwife, has been for 21 years. When I got my first tele more than 11 years ago, she still had an old style set of scales that used lead weights, kinda like this one (found this picture on the Interwebs)... Using those old scales for my first two tele "babies," the weight was 9 lbs. 2 oz. and 6 lbs. 12 oz., respectively. Then my wife switched to those hand held digital scales one uses for fishing, and so my subsequent teles were weighed with that, and register the ounces in terms of tenths of a pound instead. I shared the weights of my Logan Custom teles (plus one non-tele) early on in this thread (post #5), but here they are again. Mahogany solid body: 9 lbs. 2 oz. "Logo" thinline: 6 lbs. 12 oz. BSB swamp ash: 6 lbs. 14.7 oz. Firecaster (chambered): 6 lbs. 3.6 oz. My newest Logan Custom tele is the lightest one yet. I haven't weighed it yet myself, but Bob Logan said it was 5 lbs. 10 oz.