I was amazed at the lightness of it, I have 3 rg series and they all pretty much weigh the same....heavy, my rgt42 being the heviest. Even though the mass of the body is the same (minus the claw hole) it's gotta weigh 1/2 as much, that added to the thin neck has made this my main ax in about ten minutes. The only thing i'm thinkin might be a problem is the input, it's kinda cool that it's frenched into the body however the angle goes up not down wich puts quite a bend on the cord. I'm wonderin how long my cords will last. I suppose I could get strap locks and run it behind the strap. Time will tell. Can't wait for my next gig!