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Handsome McClane

Senior Stratmaster
Silver Member
Sep 6, 2020
About a decade ago I spent a week flat on my back after playing my old 12.5 lb bass for three hours at a jam. The lightweight guitar thing is as real as it can be for me.

I've spent the last 10 years replacing my 80 lb amps and boat anchor guitars with lightweight gear. I don't have a guitar left that's over 8 lbs, nor any amp over 45 lbs (my AC15, and I don't move it around much). My on-the-go amps are 1 x 10" combos.

First consideration on any piece of gear is weight for me. Too heavy and it's a no go right off the bat. I'll just hand it right back to you and say "no thanks".
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House of Hardtails
Gold Supporting Member
Sep 8, 2010
Posen, Illinois
I always weigh mine when I acquire them, cause I'm just like that. Current inventory:

'77 Natural - 9.0 Lbs
'81 Intl Series - 9.2 Lbs
'81 Sienna - 8.2 Lbs
'99 Am. Std. - 7.2 Lbs
2021 Mod Shop - 8.0 Lbs

2015 "10 For 15" - Scheduled for weigh-in on arrival Monday.


Gold Supporting Member
Feb 17, 2021
Menifee California
I don't care if it floats on air - or I need a cherry picker....It's ALL (I'll Repeat that) IT'S ALL about the neck. pretty or reliced...don't mean NOTHING if it don't feel right to YOUR hands.
You know the perfect guitar as soon as you hold it.