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Old March 26th, 2010, 09:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How much does your Strat weigh ?

I have six Fender Strats all weighing about the same,you know, around 6 1/2 to 7 lbs,according to the bathroom scales. But.......the '98 MIM Standard Strat weighs in at a hefty 9 lbs. Why is he over weight ?

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Old March 26th, 2010, 09:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Most Strats weigh around 8 pounds. Bathroom scales are not good for weighing items that light. You need a postal scale that's designed to weigh up to approximately 30 pounds. I doubt that you have a strat that weighs in at 6 1/2 lbs. Maybe a Tele but that would be rare.
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Old March 26th, 2010, 03:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My new homebrew Strat weighs in at 6.8 pounds. It's crazy light and a joy to play.
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Old March 26th, 2010, 03:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Jump on the scales without your guitar, take note of weight, then jump on with the guitar and check the difference. I have very accurate scales in the bathroom so i can get roughly the right weight.
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Old March 26th, 2010, 03:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Mine looks to be a hair under 8 lb on the 20# spring fish scale I've got. I like it. When I pick up a light strat, it just feels wrong.
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Old March 26th, 2010, 04:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Mine looks to be a hair under 8 lb on the 20# spring fish scale I've got. I like it. When I pick up a light strat, it just feels wrong.
A light guitar takes some getting used to, but after a 4 hour gig your back and shoulders and knees will thank you.
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Old March 26th, 2010, 06:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Jump on the scales without your guitar, take note of weight, then jump on with the guitar and check the difference. I have very accurate scales in the bathroom so i can get roughly the right weight.
10 lbs difference holding this strat (1979 ash body)!!:
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Old March 26th, 2010, 08:09 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I use a postage scale to weigh mine, they range between 7lb 4oz and 8lb 3oz.
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Old March 26th, 2010, 09:46 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I just got a new MIJ strat(that I'll add pics to soon). The bathroom scales say its just under 4kg. Google tells me that's 8.8lbs. Aren't MIJ strats supposed to be lightweight because of the basswood?
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Old March 26th, 2010, 10:06 PM   #10 (permalink)
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10 lbs difference holding this strat (1979 ash body)!!:
That's insanely georgeous guitar ...
I have an ash strat that's 10 pounds also, but it's a no-name partscaster I got on ebay ...
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Old March 26th, 2010, 10:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I have six Fender Strats all weighing about the same,you know, around 6 1/2 to 7 lbs,according to the bathroom scales. But.......the '98 MIM Standard Strat weighs in at a hefty 9 lbs. Why is he over weight ?
Woods have different densities ... so it could weight anything, it's not uniform by the type of wood.
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Old March 26th, 2010, 10:10 PM   #12 (permalink)
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my mij strats prob weigh around that.mine are 70s reissues and i believe they are made o *** sen ash,ive also heard they used poplar which is also heavy.is yours a jv or sq by chance?they are the ones that may have ash bodies.my mij sqs are some of the heaviest strats ive ever picked up...problem is there arent a whole lot out there to pick up maybe i should carry a pocket fish scale,how wierd is that...hey its the guy who weighs everything yah i could get a reputation that way...more fun at the g.c.
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Old March 29th, 2010, 04:10 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I have no idea about the exact weight of my guitars, but I know that the Fender Strat is heavier than my Gibson Les Paul deLuxe.
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Old March 29th, 2010, 12:17 PM   #14 (permalink)
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my 2005 mim stat is about 10lbs
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Old March 29th, 2010, 12:38 PM   #15 (permalink)
 
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I have no idea about the exact weight of my guitars, but I know that the Fender Strat is heavier than my Gibson Les Paul deLuxe.
how much does your LP weigh?
Sounds like it's pretty light...
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Old March 29th, 2010, 01:32 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I have an affinity that weighs just under 8lbs!
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Old March 29th, 2010, 02:01 PM   #17 (permalink)
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My 3 Eric Johnson Strats weigh 7#4oz, 7#6oz and 7#7oz.
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Old March 29th, 2010, 05:33 PM   #18 (permalink)
 
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Both of my strats could rival a LP. I dunno. I thought lighter was better, but they sound good to me.
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Old March 30th, 2010, 03:33 AM   #19 (permalink)
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how much does your LP weigh?
Sounds like it's pretty light...
Nope... My Les Paul is from the Norlin age and those weigh like a ton. To be honest I wouldn't know how to weigh a guitar, I just hold them both in different hands and notice which hand needs to exert more force to lift it. My Strat is heavily customized, so I guess that the replacement parts are quite heavy. I think only the wood is original on it (maybe the frets too as I never had to refret it), but Callaham tremolo unit, TonePros locking tuners, 3 EMG SA-V pickups, EMG SPC, EMG EXG new Schaller MegaSwitch as the old was noisy and hard to switch, bone nut (though the pic still has the previous Graphtech nut), aluminum pickguard.

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Old March 30th, 2010, 03:07 PM   #20 (permalink)
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it's a 25th anniversary strat... they nicknamed it "the ancor"..
it's heavy. and i like that.
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