I think 8 pounds is reasonable for any Fender. Any lower it's a win but 8 isn't a dealbreaker. My Fenders, from lightest to heaviest: 2015 MIM Strat - dead 8 or 7.something I bet 2019 American Professional HSS - must be 8ish. Currently own this. 2017 Nashville Deluxe Telecaster - this must've been around 9 pounds.