. Many many many products use weight to signify quality and luxury. Cheap t-shirt is thin and light, expensive branded t-shirt is heavy weight. Headphones, blankets, practically everything. +1 in guitars half the buyers believe in tone woods, half believe in heavy gives more sustain, half needs fancy heavy tuners or they think the guitar won't stay in tune, and half fear they will suffer neck dive. If you want a light guitar you need to get a Squier Bullet body, move your fancy neck over, and replace as many metal bits you can dump. go top loader and get rid of ferrules, use a half bridge and direct mount the pickup. go esquire. Half cannot do any of this because they fear the wrath of tonewood pixies.