Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by dbb, Feb 20, 2010.
That's a perfect pair - humbuckers and P90's in SG's.
My 2011 Gibson SG Std Ltd weighs in at 3.0 kg, feels a lot lighter than my 2013 Fender FSR Strat which weighs in at 3.6 kg. I let you do the conversion in the imperial system!^^
My '08 Special Faded weighs in at exactly 6.14 lbs
epi g400 les paul custom
Anybody likes heavy SGs ?
I am thinking of finding a lighter one to replace my 8 lbs red Korean.
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All of my SGs are fairly light, the lightest being my SG Junior (which everyone who picks it up exclaims 'wow, that's light!'), then my SG Special, then my SG Standard. I think the difference between the SG Special Worn Yellow and the SG Standard is probably the layers of nitro and the pickup covers, although I have put heavier tuners on the SG Special. Whether a bound neck weighs more than an unbound neck it's hard to tell. I'm guessing that doesn't make as much difference as the paint.
Mine are also fairly light. I believe the '62 Special is the lightest. It's something I've never given any thought to, nor persued. Especially since I don't own a scale.
When I bought it the dealer said 6.37 lbs but I have not independently verified it. The lightest guitar I own in my PRS Mira, at 6.12 lbs. You can't even tell its hanging around your neck when playing it.
I recently bought two DT SG's.
Both are 7 lbs 3 oz.
What's a DT SG ?
'98 SG Standard - 6.8 lbs
Light real light So light why would I even weigh it?
I am presuming a Derek Trucks SG, there DrB
I haven't seen too many Norlins on this thread so here are mine:
1972 SG Standard - 7.2 Lbs. All original. Hard tailpiece
1973 SG Standard - 6.6 Lbs. All original except Shaller tuners.
Great tone on both guitars. My aching back loves them.
Epiphone 2019 SG Junior Player's Pack 2.62kg / 5lbs 12oz
I got it assuming it'd be lighter so pretty happy.
My 2004 Epi G-400 weighs in at a whopping 9lb. 2oz. Doesn't bother me at all. :-)
-My Edwards '63 style standard is about 6.17 lbs / 2.8 kg. I think that's about perfect for an SG.
-My white Tokai SG (this one is a '61-62 style, but with full chisel horns, weird difference...) is 6.8 lbs /3.1 kg which feels almost as good,
but is around the top of my comfort zone with an SG.
-My Greco standard which may have a slightly thicker slab for the body (although I'm not certain) than the Edwards, used to weigh 7.6-7.9 lbs (don't have a precision scale) before I had it re-sculpted. It's waiting to be refinished, so is disassembled, but I'll weigh it once it's back together.
I certainly prefer lightweight SG-s, featherweights even. Would love to have a super light CS VOS reissue at some point.
Here's a few more...
'67 SG Special 6 lbs 5 oz
'74 SG Standard 6 lbs 12 oz
'79 The SG Walnut body 7 lbs 10 oz
The special and the standard are so light they barely register as extra weight when hanging from a strap. The walnut SG has some extra heft. All 3 sound great unplugged and all have really nice sustain.
Heaviest guitar I've owned so far is a '89 Les Paul Standard. Just a hair under 11 pounds. Such a great sounding guitar though.
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