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Les Paul 9 hole weight?

crisgmusic

Member
Anyone have a les paul with a swiss cheese 9 hole weight relief? i have a custom on order and worried about it being light? thanks
 

GlennO

Power User
Your custom has weight relief? Isn't that unusual? My classic has 9 hole weight relief and that's a must for me. It would be too uncomfortable otherwise.
 

crisgmusic

Member
Your custom has weight relief? Isn't that unusual? My classic has 9 hole weight relief and that's a must for me. It would be too uncomfortable otherwise.
yeah its a zzounds/ams exclusive. How much does yours weigh at/ light or heavy?
would recommend? stay away? get it?
 
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GlennO

Power User
Mine is 8.5 lbs, which is a bit on the light side for a classic, but that's why I bought that specific one. I had a 9.5 lb one, but I found that uncomfortable. In addition to being heavy, I found it hard to balance when playing sitting down.
 

crisgmusic

Member
sucks they didnt post the weight of this custom or answer my email lmao will have to post how much it weighs whenever it arrives
 

GlennO

Power User
That's a nice looking guitar at a great price. In my experience, if you compare classic with 9 hole weight relief to standard/custom models without weight relief, they weigh about the same. The only thing I can figure is they use denser mahogany on the weight-relieved guitars.
You'll find quite a range of weights within a single model though. The modern models with modern weight relief weigh considerably less than classic/standard/customs. In addition to the modern weight relief, it also has a thinner body.
 

crisgmusic

Member
That's a nice looking guitar at a great price. In my experience, if you compare classic with 9 hole weight relief to standard/custom models without weight relief, they weigh about the same. The only thing I can figure is they use denser mahogany on the weight-relieved guitars.
You'll find quite a range of weights within a single model though. The modern models with modern weight relief weigh considerably less than classic/standard/customs. In addition to the modern weight relief, it also has a thinner body.
Total randy rhoads vibes been dreaming of it for years
 

Andy Eagle

Experienced
My Standard has 9 hole and it comes in a little over 9lbs
Thats why they drilled it. These are a lot better than the large chambered ones in terms of sounding like an original but classic Les Paul tones are solid body and you can hear it in some quite easily.
 

Pwrmac7600

Power User
Yes, when buying Les Pauls I seek out 9hole models. Give some weight relief while still maintaining the solid body tone. I own one chambered les paul a 2006 Standard Faded, it still sounds great, just a different vibe to it than my others.2006 Standard Faded 3.jpg
 

crisgmusic

Member
excellent guitar. feels unreal
 

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