Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by dbb, Feb 20, 2010.
My 2008 Special Faded is 6 pounds 13 ounces with Grover Rotomatics.
2012 SG Special Faded w/original pickups, etc.....AND my leather strap - 6.3 lbs.
I weighed myself, then weighed myself w/guitar....subtracted to get the difference.
2011 Gibson Junior 60' s
5 lbs 14oz......
Wow I just got a 2010 reissue off ebay. The guy never answered my weight question but I figured how heavy can a SG be?
First thing when I pulled it out of the case, it's like wow! This thing is light, so I weighed it and it came out to 5lbs 15.92 oz This is the lightest SG I've ever owned, and it is resonant as all get out!! :)
It seems VXP is the winner of this round of the super light-weight division @ 5 lbs. 14 oz??? Now that's light...as a feather...literally.
Hmmm I don't know if a junior to standard is a fair comparison ... one less pickup, but more wood .....
2013 cherry SGJ: 6 lb.s 3 oz.
Under 6 pounds is like the Parker fly.....
my junior is ridiculously light. Must be that damned baked maple! Lol..
Ill bring it to work with me, where we have very large, accurate scales, that we use to weigh food, down to the gram, and post back..
You need to take that heavy neck p.u. out so that you have a chance.
That's almost helium balloon filled light! That baked maple probably adds an airiness to the wood via hot air which is trapped in the wood cells during the baking process and quicky converted to hellium from the chemical reaction of the trapped hot air and the roasting maple cells and atmospheric pressure, and so forth, etc.
One more data to the row: 2002 Gibson SG Special: 3,026 kg = 6 lbs 10,7 oz. Even kids can hold a guitar this light
Just did some quick calculations, seems like the breakdown thus far (sample of 64 SG's) is as follows...
Over 9 1.6%
think i'll weigh in again after acquiring a digital scale and swapping some parts
Thanks....and thanks again to all for making this a source of info on our lightweight but powerful SG's.
If you've got the Schaller tuners, or the Grovers, I can't recall what was stock, you might save a few oz.s with Wilkinson pearloid button replacements and surely lighter weight stopbar/TOM parts must be available .
these are the items that affected weight:
chrome pickup covers
Grover tulip tuners
ABR-1 bridge conversion
Gotoh aluminum tailpiece
antiqued knob pointers
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