Weight of your SG?

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Hey, we all know the SG and its clones are among the lighter guitars - and some of us like me really like that point - but I'm curious what the range in weight among SG's actually is.

If you know the weight of your SG, please let me know. For example my SG copies weigh 7 lbs 8 oz, and 8 lb. 2 oz.

Thanks in advance.
 

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'74 standard - 8lbs 15oz
orville by gibson - 6lbs 5oz

havent gotten round to measuring my other SGs.
 

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2006 Gibson SG Classic 7.10 lbs.
2006 Gibson SG '61 7.40 lbs.
2001 Gibson SG '61 with Maestro 7.50 lbs.
2006 GIbson SG Custom with Maestro 8.0 lbs (returned to dealer)
 

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Thanks, so far - it seems a 7 1/2 to 8 pound range is pretty much it.
I'm curious about the new non-mahogany versions too.
 

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maple RP is about 8.5 to 9....but feels heavier.
 

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[quote author=Blackie link=topic=20421.msg246597#msg246597 date=1266860653]
maple RP is about 8.5 to 9....but feels heavier.
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That's getting into Les Paul-type weight isn't it?
I'm curious - why does it feel heavier? Balance? That one just expects and SG to be light?
 

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For what it's worth, my Epi G400 weighs in at 6.6#. :roll:

Suppose that has anything to do with the wood they use? Oh, well..... I like it.
 

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If we continue to post our SG’s weight values together with the model number and year, this thread could serve as a resource.
Some guys like heavy guitars for tone, others prefer low weight for tone. Heavy wood is more dense and provide a brighter tone in general. A light guitar is good for your back and so on. Maple is more dense than mahogany, so the maple neck SGs can be expected to have a higher average weight. A 3-PU Custom or an SG with tremolo can be expected to have a higher weight etc.
Remember there’s no right or wrong, just individual preference

’78 SG standard: 7.14 lbs
 

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Mine seems to weigh around a borderline 7 lbs. even. But then again my scale might not be totally accurate.:hmm:
 

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you might set it up as a poll... with fifteen places to click between 6.5# and 8.5#.
then you'd end up with a nice graphic table of weight distribution we could publish in our non-existent book: "The Workingman's Book of the SG." How many we have of each weight category. Then you'd know what was "normal."

It would be good to cross-correlate with the year of manufacture, that would give us some data to chew on. A different table, showing weight distribution by year.

I'll take a good scale home and give you my results later. Do you want them weighed with a strap and cable attached, ready to rock, or as stripped down as possible? ...i mean, these days I've been using a 9lb Harley Davidson drive chain as my guitar strap... tryin' to even out
the neck dive... ya folla? *laughs
 

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6.5 lbs

2012 70s Tribute
maple neck with baked maple cap, mini-humbuckers, and a big fat Norlin error headstock with green tuners

it is well balanced. (no neck dive)

Im surprised how heavy some of these SGs are. Ive only owned 3 but they were all under 7lbs.

I weighed mine with the strap and then subtracted the straps weight which is 3oz. Hell, my Bullet cable weighs 1 lbs, 4 oz so I think we should just weigh the guitar, no strap or cord to get an accurate measurement.

otherwise my 6.5lbs sg all of a sudden is 8lbs. One of the reasons I bought it was that it was so light, that and very resonant. If it were 8lbs I would have not bought it.
 

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Agreed. Stringed up, no strap, no cord. That would give us the most accurate data.
 

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2012 standard limited : 8 lbs. even and the thing rings forever. My scale might not be calibrated correctly though.

I do know from my time in botany that the higher the mineral content of a given honduran mahogany tree, the heavier it will be on average.
 

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1969 Gibson SG Standard with Lyre & vibrola arm: 3.41 kg = 7.52 lbs
2007 Gibson SG Standard: 3.14 kg = 6.92 lbs
2011 Gibson SG 50th Anniv. Standard 24: 3.31 kg = 7.3 lbs
 

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Six an three quarters!

Here's mine, stripped of strap & cable:

2007 Gibson SG Special Faded: 6.75#

and just for comparison:

2006 Epiphone Wilshire Pro: 7.12#

2006 Fender Telecaster Deluxe: 8.0#
 

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wow this thread got revived.
i still love the weight of my '74 standard tho which is almost 9lbs.
 


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