Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by dbb, Feb 20, 2010.
Gibson SG Junior is around 6 lbs
Epiphone g400 is about 8, maybe more
I've weighed some of my other guitars for comparison.
1998 American Standard Strat = 6.9 lbs.
2002 Squier Standard Strat = 7.8 lbs.
1952 AVRI Tele = 7.8 lbs.
1991 Gibson SG Special = 6.6 lbs.
1989 Yamaha RGX Custom = 9.7 lbs.
I was expecting my '98 strat to be heavier than my SG but they are around the same weight. I own quite a few other guitars, but the SG was my third guitar after the Yamaha. The RGX Custom is the heaviest. It plays great, but it is too heavy at times. That's what I love about my SG, it seems to be the perfect weight.
2012 SG Standard 6.75 lbs :)
Here are mine, weighed on a digital scale
65 SPECIAL 2.5 kg 5,512 lbs
61 LP/SG 2.8 kg 6,173 lbs
71 STD 3.2 kg 7,055 lbs
61 RI 3.2 kg 7,055 lbs (with Bigsby and grovers, 2.9 kg with stopbar)
70 CUSTOM 3.4 kg 7,496 lbs
That's the lightest one so far!
6-3/4 and 6-1/2
Pretty much in that 6 to 8lb range from what I've seen. I thought the slightly heavier were the Maestro and Bigsby equipped.
it's funny, I saw this pop up and didn't look at the dates on the OP or the early responses. but in 2010, ETSG was a much smaller community. since the Coup D'Etat, we've gained a lot more members.
We may have traded away our admins in the bargain, because I don't think there's anyone steering this boat, or navigating us to safe harbors, or planning our future course. Well, there's a great band on this cruise, anyway. I don't know what would happen if bad guys hacked their way in and started messing with us.
Has anyone seen or heard of that happening here?
In the meantime, it's great to read of all the different weights of our favorite Gibson. There seems to be quite a spread so far. There certainly is a long time line.
oh, we are weighing all our guitars ok
52RI Tele= 8lbs
CIJ 'Micawbre' Tele= 7lbs
Squier CVC Tele= 8lbs
MIM 60s Tele= 8.25 lbs
Flatline Delta90 Tele=8lbs
SG 70s Tribute=6.5 lbs
Yours has had a little too much Thanksgiving turkey?
Thanks to all posters, and for taking time to "weigh in" on this issue.
Ha ha, that's funny Dave, you should be a comedian!
Sometimes you luck out....
Just for the rec; There is a significant weight difference between tuners. Nickel Grovers are about 0.30 lbs (4.9 Oz) heavier than Tulip Klusons. So when tweaking the weight of a guitar, changing tuners can really make a difference. But tone is likely to change as well (which normally would be the main reason for changing tuners). A heavy headstock is often regarded to be an advantage, but it depends...
Bridge and tailpiece is another area for weight tweaking. But unless you’re suffering from back pain (or the dreaded neck dive syndrome ) weight alterations should only be made in an attempt to tweak the tone. After all we are dealing with guitars, not race bikes.
My Epi 1961 SG Special weighs 6.6lbs.
My Epi 1966 Wilshire with Tremotone (vibrato, comparable to B5 or Maestro) also weighs 6.6lbs, including vibrato tailpiece, instead of the wraparound bridge on the SG.
8lbs is not heavy. I cant seem to get away from 8lbers. I prefer between 7-8, 8.5 and over is heavy IMO.
What year is your tele? I got mine in 2006 so now the wood has probably dried out more making it a bit lighter. That's what will happen with your guitar over time. It will probably drop down to 7.5 lbs. in a few years. I would say 8.5 lbs. is a good threshold. My RGX Custom is around 9.5 lbs. and it hurts sometimes picking it up. I really like a lighter guitar and 8 lbs. or so for maximum weight does the trick.
not sure on the weight of my 2010 SG Classic but it the lightest of the bunch.
My 1981 Strat is 10.25 lbs and 1995 Les Paul Standard is 9.5 lbs....
Wow, are you sure??? That is one heavy stratocaster!!! Ouch for sure!
Wow. I have a 1974 strat that at 9.4 lbs. I thought was heavy.
I also have a '59 LP reissue which at 9.1 lbs. is about average weight for a 59 vintage LP and feels about right to me. The LP sounds magnificent and nails the classic LP sound. The strat is very bright which is great for jangle almost RIC sounds.
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