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alnico357

Arkansas, USA

Aug 2nd, 2016 03:26 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

No concern with my Telecaster's weight. My only electric guitar from 1986-2013, a solid maple Carvin, weighs 8.5 lbs and is no problem to play 4 hours standing up. OTOH my solid maple Carvin bass, at 10 lbs, starts feeling heavy. The Telecaster must not hit 10 lbs.

Hammond101
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Aug 2nd, 2016 03:46 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My original '71 Tele is very light a swamp ash guitar. It is my favorite 1st and last set guitar when I play 4 or 4+ set electric guitar gigs. 1st set because is sounds so sweet turned down if it's a "dinner" set. Last set for obvious weight reasons.

I've got other Teles that weigh more and sound just as good. Light Teles are a wonderful thing.

Steve Dallman
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Age is just a number...mine is big
Jan 10th, 2017 06:56 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have shoulder problems due to arthritis spurs, and have been using Slinger Hip Straps on my basses for 2 years now. I just put in the Dunlop flushmount straplocks in two heavy guitars I have...an LP knockoff, and my 68 Tele, to use the Slingers. I used to love heavy guitars, but those days are over for me.

Slinger Hip Straps have been a godsend for me. I would not be able to gig without them.

(This message was last edited by Steve Dallman at 09:12 AM, Jan 13th, 2017)

jhawkr
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It's all gravy from here on...
Jan 19th, 2017 06:36 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Which is heavier?

A. A ton of Telecasters

B. A ton of Les Pauls

The correct answer is B!"



Long Ton, Short Ton or Metric Ton(Tonne)?

Tony Salieri

Houston, Texas

I'm a tone deaf hack.
Jan 19th, 2017 07:38 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"It seems like a common concern about how much a Tele weighs. I haven't heard the same concern (or haven't noticed) about other guitars.
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Just about any Gibson Les Paul discussion will eventually include their weight.

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Jan 30th, 2017 03:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think weight matters if you like to feel the guitar react as you play it.

What I mean is a heavy guitar is just that: a heavy, massive thing. Conversely, a lightweight guitar tends to feel more 'live' as you play it due to less mass. You can feel the strings' vibrations in the neck and through the body.

I have a very lightweight guitar--a Guild M-65 (less than five lbs), and it really changes how I play because it feels like...I have a fish on the line and I have to reel it in. It's exciting to play. That's the best way I can describe it.

I have a lightweight chambered Les Paul and a 58 LP Junior that is about 6 lbs, and they both ring like a bell. The fat necks probably have something to do with that. They are a blast to play.

It's a very personal thing, I guess.

This Guild feels like a toy, but it rocks.

Blind acorn

USA

2 Wrongs don't make a right but 3 do...
Jul 30th, 2017 01:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well according to Joe B. I must own the best Les Paul evah!
'69 LP Professional that weighs in at approximately 13 lbs.
Freakin' Thank gOd for my Telecaster...
The LP hasn't seen the light of day in 3 years...

RicOkc

Nicoma Park, OK.

"Let the music do the talking"
Dec 12th, 2017 10:49 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I haven't heard the same concern (or haven't noticed) about other guitars."

It's been a concern with Les Paul players for some time.

Check out a Les Paul forum.

(This message was last edited by RicOkc at 02:12 AM, Dec 13th, 2017)

Doc Sarvis
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Tuned Strings and Tight Lines
Dec 12th, 2017 09:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Because weight is heavy.

Leftee
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VA

Life makes a man tired.
Dec 13th, 2017 07:33 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Doc for the win!

Doc Sarvis
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Tuned Strings and Tight Lines
Dec 21st, 2017 08:34 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks Leftee I'll take it!

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Dec 26th, 2017 08:37 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Regarding weight, do you eight the body only or the whole guitar including the neck? I don't pay much attention to weight.

Lmrg21

usa

Dec 29th, 2017 11:10 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Anyone know the weight of a 2011 Fender telecaster FSR MIM

Te 52

Laws of Physics

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Dec 29th, 2017 01:54 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"...Regarding weight, do you eight the body only or the whole guitar including the neck?..."

The whole guitar. Tne neck, pickups and hardware add about three lbs to the weight of a Telecaster.

"...Anyone know the weight of a 2011 Fender telecaster FSR MIM..."

Impossible to say, because the density of wood -- especially ash -- depends heavily on growing conditions.

Fender does not specify a weight -- or even a weight range -- for their guitars. But it is safe to say that the really light weight lumber tends to end up in the higher-priced instruments.

Leftee
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VA

Life makes a man tired.
Dec 29th, 2017 03:42 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If a Strat quacks it doesn’t echo.

Oh wait. Wrong forum.

Therealfrogman
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Pueblo, Co

Pulu si bagumba!
Jan 12th, 2018 11:52 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I wish I had a scale. The parts tele I just build id pretty heavy. It looks heavy too, stressing the brain is what it does.

Sounds great too.

Leftee
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Jan 12th, 2018 11:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

This works

well.

Te 52

Laws of Physics

strictly enforced
Jan 12th, 2018 12:28 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You can get 35 lb. capacity digital platform shipping scales dirt cheap nowadays. I have one that doubles (triples?) as a kitchen scale, postal scale, and, of course, guitar scale.

Therealfrogman
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Pueblo, Co

Pulu si bagumba!
Jan 12th, 2018 04:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Sent the link to my wife. She will order one for me, thank you. I just keep forgetting about the need for a scale and lemme tell ya that one looks boss.

Therealfrogman
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Pueblo, Co

Pulu si bagumba!
Jan 15th, 2018 12:18 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I got it today, man that was fast..

So the one I thought was extra heavy partscaster is 8.2 lbs

My lightest partscaster is 6.4

Thinline is 7.5

Roadworn tele 7.5

I can weigh fish with too!


This is nice, thanks for the tip.

(This message was last edited by Therealfrogman at 07:23 PM, Jan 15th, 2018)

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