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- Sep 25, 2009
The Strat I put together with a poplar Warmoth body and a tru-oil finish weighs less than seven pounds. But my black MIM weighs about as much as my Les Paul.
So does mine. Bought from pawn shop. I just weighed it using a precision refrigerant scale. It weighs 9.98 lbs. As far as I can tell, it appears the body is made from Northern Hard Ash as opposed to swamp ash. It's a heavier wood. My 2018 American Performer Strat weighs in at 7.8 pounds and the body is Alder which I discovered dents more easily. The pawnshop strat came with cheap chinese pups. I put the lace sensors on it, changed the bridge, tremolo block, jack and pots-all new. Plays great and stays in tune very well...but..I can tell it's 2 pounds heavier. I think the overall weight is mostly dependent on the wood the body is made from.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 ...
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.
10 lbs difference holding this strat (1979 ash body)!!:
Just don’t make use of the bathroom in between jumps.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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That is gorgeous!FWIW I became weight obsessive when chronic pain drove me there. Most recent assembly snuck under 6lbs and another trad Strat should make that weight too.
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