Weight of your SG?

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  1. Kevin Brown

    Kevin Brown Member

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    I am on my 3rd SG, a 2005 Classic. I should have kept the 1st one, which was also a 2005 Classic, but there was a knot in the wood on the front that stupidly bugged me. But that guitar had *tone*. I then went to a small pickguard reissue, didn't like it, and then picked up another Classic. But this Classic doesn't "speak" to me like the first one did. Anyway.

    I played a buddy's Std a while back, and it was a rockin' guitar, good feel and tone. It was heavy too, maybe 8 or more lbs. I haven't weighed my Classic (but after seeing this thread, now I need to), but I'm guessing mine is 7 - 7.5 lbs. My '79 Les Paul is about 9.5 lbs. I actually offered to buy his on the spot, but he said no. For a while, I was on a mission to get an 8+ lb SG, but then other things got in the way. When I was looking, I had an eBay search setup for "pounds" or "lbs", and then I went to Sweetwater's site, because they put their weights up, but at that time it seemed almost impossible to find one more than 8 lbs. But seems like here, there are a few. :)

    If I ever decide to scratch that itch again, I will have pester y'all.
     
  2. 58pit

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    58pit Well-Known Member

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    Ordered my 2014 Standard from AMS, the had 4 choices, from 6.8 to 7.9 llbs. I went 6.8. Didn't want to hurt my trusty back.
     
  4. Kevin Brown

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    So I borrowed a buddy's scale, and this is what I got for all mine:

    1979 Les Paul KM: 10.00 lbs
    Early 80's BC Rich Eagle: 9.26

    2005 PRS CE 24: 8.30
    2005 Classic SG: 7.03
    2005 Eric Johnson Strat: 7.69
    Warmoth Shredcaster: 7.09 (chambered)


    My SG is on the light side of ideally what I want. And I was surprised the BC Rich was so heavy.
     
  5. LeadFinger

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    2014 SGJ -- 6.19 Lb.
    2013 50s Tribute SG: 7.14 Lb.
    1972 SB 350: 7.18 Lb.
    2014 SG Special Bass: 7.4 Lb
    2013 Nighthawk Standard: 7.26 Lb.
    Partscaster MIM/USA Tele: 8.02 Lb.
    Partscaster USA Strat: 8.013 Lb.
    Peavey Forum Bass: 9.66 Lb.
     
  6. Moose

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    Custom shop SG standard reissue - 6.53 lbs
     
  7. TheSandman

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    According to the scales, mine weighs 7.6
     
  8. JohnnyGoo

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    My 60s JR light,my 2006 SG Classic is like a club.
     
  9. defaultoprime

    defaultoprime Well-Known Member

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    My '95 SG-I weighs in at 6.5lbs according to my digital scale
     
  10. LeadFinger

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    ...and just to make everyone glad they have SGs, I re-weighed my Les Paul using the correct KG (it has some other wacky measurement I've been using by mistake): 9 friggin' pounds even. That's why I call him Big Tuna.
     
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    The police took all my scales, not sure what they weigh.
     
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  12. Yak Jockey

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    My 2013 SGJ weighs in at a paltry 2.81 Kg.

    That's 6.2 lbs for our Yankee brothers...:D
     
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  13. NiteGoat

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    My 1991 Gibson SG Special weighs in at 9.8 lbs

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    What a beauty!!
     
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    Thanks! I bought her new in 1991. She has the "magic".
     
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    Thanks for all that have added to this thread.

    Now go play that comfy SG!:dude:
     
  17. Whipsnade

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    6.67 lbs. '14 SG Standard.
     
  18. Vinlander

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    6.86 lbs for my 2005 Standard 4 pounds less than my Lester :applause:
     
  19. chilipeppermaniac

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    After recently Pm'ing Mdubya about his 3 knob SG and mine, he said his was on the heavy side and asked if mine was too. I told him it I believed it to be rather light at around 7.25 lbs and that I remember I posted weights in a thread once. Well, here is that thread and I see it is lighter than I remembered. 6 lbs 11 oz
     
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    Also, this reminds me I never weighed my SG Classic and SG Faded Specials. To be continued.....
     

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