Show us your boat anchors!

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Handsome McClane, Dec 13, 2020.

At what point does a guitar become a boat anchor to you?

  1. 14 + lbs

    10 vote(s)
    13.5%
  2. 12+ lbs

    8 vote(s)
    10.8%
  3. 10+ lbs

    26 vote(s)
    35.1%
  4. 9+ lbs

    22 vote(s)
    29.7%
  5. 8+ lbs

    8 vote(s)
    10.8%
  6. 7+ lbs

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Rudedawg

    Rudedawg Senior Stratmaster

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    Never paid much attention to the weight of my guitars, just how they sounded:whistling:

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  2. LPBlue

    LPBlue "That Guy", again...dammit!

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    76 LPC 13lbs.
     
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    33db Senior Stratmaster

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    Is that a 60's unburst?
     
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    RoyC Senior Stratmaster

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    Dreamdancer Senior Stratmaster

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    Two of my handmade "strats" are boat anchors...both are all mahogany (body and neck) except for the fingerboards(wenge and maple respectively)...dont know exact weight cause i have A/B them against my friends LP and the darker one is at least as heavy as an LP,maybe more(it even has mahogany pickguard AND inlays so..:D) while the other one(that i changed its look and painted blue recently) is a tad lighter but not that much.

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  6. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    Not any more you're not. Better learn quick, all those silly Kilograms will be disappearing soon...
     
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    Nick Evans Senior Stratmaster

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    I have had a few of those!!
     
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    knh555 Most Honored Senior Member

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    What? No one has one of these anchors?

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  9. Bob Spumoni

    Bob Spumoni Senior Stratmaster

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    That photo captures so much of what growing up is about. It's magnificent.
     
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    CB91710 No GAS shortage here Double Platinum Supporting Member

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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    I know a guitar is too heavy when I try to lift it and instead of the guitar coming up....
     
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  12. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Strat-O-Master Silver Member

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    Somebody on another forum has an oddball Gibson...a Les Paul Professional....maybe a Signature...he said it's so heavy it's actually uncomfortable to play sitting.
    Something like 18#
     
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    "Bertha" - '93 Plus Deluxe with a Northern Ash body - over 10lbs...

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  14. GaryM

    GaryM Strat-O-Master

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    My boat anchor is my Wurlitzer 200A.

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    Still am until January at least, and I will cherish every moment of it... if the 'metric martyrs' resurface I think I will quit this petty little island for good...
     
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    Dreamdancer Senior Stratmaster

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    How Queensryche missed those things back in the day?
     
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  17. simoncroft

    simoncroft You could wire it that way, but it won't work Silver Member

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    You wanna complain? I used to repair the things! :D The ultimate no-dad to repair, though (with the exception of some giant contra-tubas no-one really uses) is the sousaphone. Heavy. Unwieldy, and with a bell about as easy to de-dent as tank armour. :(

    I tend to forget the UK started to go metric in 1965, although the process was only completed in 1995. No point in sending you out to buy a 42" TV then. :sneaky: Joking apart, inches and fractions are still a better system for guitar makers and here's why. Let's say you have a neck blank that is 2 inches wide at the nut. You want to reduce it to 1 3/4 inches. It's a no brainer that the 1/4 off equates to 1/8 each side of the centre line. Now try that with mm and decimal places. You want the width to be 44.45 mm, but the blank is 50.8 mm. That's 6.35 mm you need to take off, or 3.175 a side. I needed a calculator for that.
     
  18. Pandamasque

    Pandamasque Strat-Talker

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    Now I want to see the strap you're using for that.
     
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    Not complaining, just reminiscing. :) Was a pretty boring instrument to play most times. Stuck with it for maybe a year.

    Sousaphones do look quite unwieldly.
     
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  20. simoncroft

    simoncroft You could wire it that way, but it won't work Silver Member

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    Yeah... there is more than one reason why most kids would rather learn the trumpet. :sneaky: