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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-20-2013, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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Weights and neck dimensions of various guitars

I thought it would be interesting-ish to compare the weights and neck dimensions of various guitars. I wanted to find out how the weights compare to eachother and also how the neck dimensions compare to the published dimensions.

I haven't gotten to the neck dimensions yet (need to order a set of digital calipers from Stew Mac), but here are the weights from high to low. Feel free to add your own.

'06 ESP M-1 Tiger - 9 lb, 14 oz

Just had to throw that all maple tank in there, just for comparison

'03 RG8670TB - 8 lb, 15 oz
'06 RG8620SNT - 8 lb, 5 oz
'06 RGT320QRBB - 8 lb, 0 oz
'92 JEM777GMC - 7 lb, 15 oz
'89 JEM7PBK - 7 lb, 12 oz
'91 UCGR "Leather & Metal" - 7 lb, 12 oz
'91 JEM777FP - 7 lb, 9 oz
'88 JEM777SK - 7 lb, 9 oz
'91 RBM1BK - 7 lb, 9 oz
'87 JEM777LNG - 7 lb, 8 oz
'90 JS1WH - 7 lb, 8 oz
'87 540P - 7 lb, 4 oz
'90 UCGR "Strung Out" - 7 lb, 4 oz
'87 540SDY - 7 lb, 3 oz
'90 UCGR "Surprise - 6 lb, 15 oz
'90 UCGR "Strung Out" - 6 lb, 15 oz
'91 RBM2NT - 6 lb, 15 oz
'89 540P-SHDY - 6 lb 10 oz

I was not surprised at all that the small body 540P was the lightest guitar, but it surprised me how beefy the J.Customs were. I also found it interesting that the Jems were consistently heavier than the RG-style UCGR's. But my biggest surprise was the RBM2 being so light. Since it's an oil-finished guitar, I'm wondering if it hasn't dried out considerably over the years.
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Re: Weights and neck dimensions of various guitars

Cool info Jesse. Do you notice a big difference I'm weight between them when playing?
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Re: Weights and neck dimensions of various guitars

The three that I play the most are the RG8670, Jem FP and the heavier of the two Strung Outs. I definitely always notice how heavy the J.Custom is when picking it up. I've also always noticed how light the RBM2 is, probably partly because I expect it to be heavier when I pick it up.
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