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.